the Younger, , 94 - 95 A.D., Smyrna,
In 94 A.D., because he had no heir, adopted his two young great-nephews. He renamed them and . The next year he executed the boys' father, his cousin, Flavius Clemens, and exiled the boys' mother, his niece, . They were charged with Atheism, a charge sometimes applied to condemn converts to Judaism or Christianity. The boys then disappeared from history and their fate is unknown.
Smyrna was the only city to strike coins in the name of the Younger. No coins were struck for his brother.
Some scholars connect with a Roman Matron in the Talmud (Avodah Zarah 10b) and the Deuteronomy Rabbah 2.25. When the emperor had decreed that in 30 days, the Senate would confirm an edict to kill all Jews and Christians in the Roman Empire, the Roman matron convinced her husband to stand up for the Jews. If that identification is correct, her husband Flavius Clemens converted to Judaism, after having contact with the great sage Rabbi Akiva. is a saint in both the Greek Orthodox and the Roman Catholic .SH83453. Bronze AE 16, p. 244, 3, pl. 31 (V1/R1); 1028; 1360; 2208; p. 276, 320, gF/F, 2.790 g, maximum 16.3 mm, 0o, Smyrna mint, as , 94 - 95 A.D.; OYOCΠACIANOC NEΩTEPOC, right; ZMYPNAIΩN, standing right, in extended right hand, frond over left shoulder in left hand; ex Numismatik, auction 7, lot 200; ; $1300.00 (€1157.00)
or , Zeus to the Greeks, was the of the gods and god of the sky and thunder, and of laws and social order. As the deity of ancient , he was the chief god of the Capitoline Triad, with his sister and wife . The father of , he is, therefore, the grandfather of and , the legendary founders of .RB72831. , , 1, 702; 439, 476; 176; 314; cf. 2766 ( ), attractive F, excellent portrait, nice chocolate tone, with some unstruck and top of weak, light corrosion, 25.472 g, maximum 34.7 mm, 180o, mint, 90 - 91 A.D.; DOMIT AVG COS XV P P, laureate right; ( the victorious), seated left, nude to waist, around hips and legs, feet on footstool, standing left raising in his extended right hand, long vertical behind in his left hand, S C ( ) in ; $270.00 (€240.30)
RS77156. Silver , , 1, 921 (C2); 47; 193; 169; 2637, VF, nice , slightly off-center, edge cracks, 3.366 g, maximum 20.5 mm, 180o, mint, as , early 76 - early 77 A.D.; DOMITIANVS, laureate right; , standing right, archaic curved wing (only near wing showing), raising left foreleg; $190.00 (€169.10)
, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D., Amphipolis,
Amphipolis was to an imperial cult, worshiping the living emperor, and to a cult dedicated to . The likely depicts a local statue of .RP79971. Bronze AE 22, 339; p. 54, 91 - 93; 177; 100; 976, F, green , 5.991 g, maximum 21.5 mm, 180o, Amphipolis mint, 13 Sep 81 - 18 Sep 96 A.D.; AYTO ∆OMITIANOC, laureate right; AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, standing left, on , long torch before her in right hand, small branch in left hand downward at side, grounded behind; $140.00 (€124.60)
SH85108. Silver , , 1, 788 (C2); 293; 231; 207; 92, EF, light , much luster on the , areas of slightest corrosion/porosity on , die wear, 3.273 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 180o, mint, 14 Sep 95 - 13 Sep 96 A.D.; DOMIT AVG XV, laureate right; IMP XXII COS XVII , standing right on , wearing helmet and , brandishing javelin in right hand, in left hand, owl at feet on right; $140.00 (€124.60)
, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D.
a goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships, was listed among the Di Consentes, Rome's equivalent to the Twelve of Greek mythology. The Romans saw her as the counterpart of the Greek goddess Demeter, whose mythology was reinterpreted for in Roman art and literature.RB64531. Bronze , .1 243, 17, VF, 2.181 g, maximum 17.9 mm, 135o, mint, IMP DOMIT AVG , of (possibly with the features of ) left, wreathed with grain; bundle of three poppies and four stalks of grain, ( ) flanking across ; ; $135.00 (€120.15)
a goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships, was listed among the Di Consentes, Rome's equivalent to the Twelve of Greek mythology. The Romans saw her as the counterpart of the Greek goddess Demeter, whose mythology was reinterpreted for in Roman art and literature. RS70258. Silver , , 1, 976; 30; 323; 285; 2636, F, centered, , 3.372 g, maximum 19.4 mm, 180o, mint, as , 77 - 78 A.D.; DOMITIANVS, laureate right; , standing slightly left, left, stalks of grain in right hand, torch in left hand; $125.00 (€111.25)
From the extensive series commemorating the Secular Games held in Autumn of 88 A.D.RS77275. Silver , 596, 76, 120, 131, 2723, VF, centered, , die wear, marks, 3.206 g, maximum 19.3 mm, 180o, mint, 14 Sep - 31 Dec 88 A.D.; DOMIT AVG , laureate right; , herald wearing feathered cap, advancing left, wand in right, decorated with helmeted of on left arm; $125.00 (€111.25)
to the ancient Romans included valor, manliness, excellence, courage, character, and worth, perceived as masculine strengths (from Latin vir, "man"). Curiously, despite the masculine characteristics of , the personification or deity was usually depicted as a female warrior, in armor holding a spear, , or a . and can usually be distinguished since is usually shown nude and is always shown clothed.RB73633. Copper as, , 1, 650; 417; 545; 655; 174; cf. I 2817 (COS XV), VF, on a heavy , green with some flaking and bare copper high points, minor corrosion and encrustation, 12.962 g, maximum 29.8 mm, 180o, mint, 88 - 89 A.D.; DOMIT AVG P P, laureate right with ; (to the valor of the Emperor), standing right, helmeted and draped, left foot on a helmet, inverted spear vertical behind in right hand, in left hand, ( ) flanking across ; ex J. ; $120.00 (€106.80)
The issue "IMP XVII" was a short one, with coins, same as IMP XV, XVI and XVIII. These four victories came in a quick row in late summer and fall of 88 A.D. most important of them likely being that of Tettius Julianus over the . One interesting sub-issue of this group consists of coins with a special, longer : the name of the emperor is spelled in full DOMITIANVS instead of the usual DOMIT. We may speculate that these special coins were minted in parallel (perhaps for ceremonial, games related purpose) with the varieties of the (Secular Games) issue, which can have a long too (and sometimes a left facing portrait or outward ).RS83902. Silver , , 1, 659 (R); 149; 140; 245; cf. 2732 (IMP XIX), F, , , 3.297 g, maximum 18.9 mm, 180o, mint, 14 Sep 88 - 13 Sep 89 A.D.; DOMIT AVG , laureate right; IMP XVII , standing left, helmeted and draped, thunderbolt in right hand, spear vertical behind in left hand, grounded on left side behind; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; ; $115.00 (€102.35)
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