Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy IX Lathyros, Reign as of , 101 - 88 B.C.
Ptolemy IX Lathyros ("grass pea") was of three times, 116 B.C. to 110 B.C., 109 B.C. to 107 B.C. and 88 B.C. to 81 B.C., with intervening periods ruled by his brother, Ptolemy X Alexander. When this coin was struck Ptolemy IX ruled in and Ptolemy X in .
Serifs are unique to just a few Ptolemaic coins from this time period. Perhaps all are the of a single engraver. Serifs also appear on a very Kition of this ruler. They appear on the K behind the of on the latest of the octadrachms. The heavy-set portrait compares well to MFA 59.51, and not so well to images of Ptolemy I. SH72904. Silver , apparently unpublished and unique!, VF, 13.234 g, maximum 27.0 mm, 0o, Paphos mint, as of , year 27, 91 - 90 B.C.; diademed of Ptolemy IX right, wearing ; ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, standing left on a thunderbolt, left, wings closed, date LKZ (year 27) before, ΠA mint mark behind, all letters with serifs; $1620.00 (€1441.80)
, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D.
considered himself an artist, perhaps he was and took an interest in his coinage - the of are considered by many to be the finest numismatic art of the Roman Empire.RB84073. , 443 (S), 428, 119, 83, 262, -, -, -, VF, , excellent portrait, attractive brown , slightly off center, some light corrosion, 25.990 g, maximum 35.0 mm, 180o, mint, 65 A.D.; AVG GER IMP P P, laureate left, globe at point of neck; seated left on and shields, wearing helmet and military garb, in offering in her right hand, her left hand resting on at side, right foot drawn back and resting on helmet, ( ) flanking across at center, in ; $1450.00 (€1290.50)
, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D.
Strabo wrote, "The Romans possess , founded below a ridge at the confluence of the Arar and the Rhone. It is the most populous of all the other cities except Narbo; for it is a center of commerce, and the strike their silver and there." (4.3.2)
SH84233. Silver , 167a, 451, 137, 1373, 1610, EF, nearly as struck, lustrous, slight die wear, 3.887 g, maximum 19.8 mm, 180o, ( , France) mint, 15 - 13 B.C.; DIVI•F, right; bull butting right, IMP•X in ; $1370.00 (€1219.30)
, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D.
In 36 A.D., Herod Antipas suffered major losses in a war with Aretas IV of , provoked partly by Antipas' divorce of Aretas' daughter. According to Josephus, Herod's defeat was popularly believed to be divine punishment for his execution of John the Baptist. ordered , the governor of , to capture or kill Aretas, but was reluctant to support Herod and abandoned his campaign upon Tiberius' death in 37.
SH84234. Silver , , group 5, 152; 30 (C); 60; 16a; 1763, gVF, , , die wear, , light marks, 3.670 g, maximum 18.7 mm, 45o, ( , France) mint, c. 36 - 37 A.D.; , laureate right, laurel ties fall in small undulations (waves); , Pax (or Livia as Pax) seated right on chair with decorated legs, a single line below, long vertical behind in her right, branch in left, feet on footstool; $560.00 (€498.40)
, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D., Capta Issue
This celebrates the success of and in quelling the First Jewish Revolt. Coins commemorating this event are referred to as "Judaea Capta" issues. RIC lists this as common; we think in error. This is only the second example of the handled by in nearly two decades.RS84469. Silver , , 1, 1120; 243; 1488; 388; 297; 161; 2262, F, , scratches, 2.994 g, maximum 16.8 mm, 180o, ( , France) mint, 71 A.D.; IMP , laureate right; ( Defeated), Jewess standing left, draped, slightly bowed, tied in front of her, date tree behind her; ex with their round tag; ; $550.00 (€489.50)
and Divus , , 36 B.C., , Gaul
was originally founded as the Roman city , a name invoking prosperity and the blessing of the gods. The city became increasingly referred to as by the end of the 1st century A.D. The etymology of is a latinization of the Gaulish place name Lugodunon. While dunon means , the source of Lug is uncertain. The most commonly offered meaning is the god named Lug. During the Middle Ages, was transformed to by natural sound change.RR70870. Bronze , 515, 7, 689, F, 16.797 g, maximum 29.9 mm, 0o, ( , France) mint, 36 B.C.; IMP DIVI , two heads back to back: laureate of Divus to left and of to right; between them branch with its tip bent to right over Octavian's ; Prow of galley to right, ornamented with an eye and ; superimposed on globe and above deck, below; ; $540.00 (€480.60)
France, Provincial, Duchy of Normandie, William the Conqueror, 1035 - 1087, In the Name of William Rufus(?)
There are two varieties of this denier, one with RICAR above the ( 336) and the other with two W's ( 337, and list only one specimen, in the Brussels Coin Cabinet). These two types were struck in the reign of William the Conqueror, after 1070. The RICAR issue may have been struck in the name of his son Richard (1057- c. 1081), Duke of Bernay; and the W's may refer to his son William Rufus (1056 - 1100), of the English.ME79660. Silver denier, pl. XX, 12 (Brussels Coin Cabinet); 337 (same, unique); d'Avant –; –; –; –, VF, , 0.801 g, maximum 18.5 mm, 0o, Rouen mint, c. 1070 - 1081; + NORMANNA, , pellets in each quarter, within linear inner ; cathedral facade, within arched doorway, two pellets above arch, two towers flanking (each a line topped with an annulet), pellet in triangular , two W's (for William Rufus?) above the ; extremely ; $480.00 (€427.20)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
Issued to commemorate in Britain. Between 208 and 210 A.D., and his son campaigned into Scotland (then Caledonia) and also Hadrian's Wall. The victories in the pacified the island for the remainder of the century, but the aged Septimius died at Eburacum (York) in 211 A.D.SH83529. Silver , 332 (S); 727; p. 366, 51; 108; 6382, gVF, some luster, perfect centering, nice portrait, light , small edge cracks, 3.369 g, maximum 19.3 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 210 - 211 A.D.; SEVERVS AVG , laureate right; (victories over the British), advancing right, raising in extended right hand, frond in left hand over left shoulder; ; $450.00 (€400.50)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy II , 285 - 246 B.C.
Huge bronze! The largest of all Ptolemaic bronze coin types.GP83552. Bronze octobol, 446; 19; p. 37, 158; 142; 64; 13; 67, VF, , bumps and scratches, light corrosion, , 88.174 g, maximum 46.6 mm, 0o, mint, 285 - 246 B.C.; diademed of Zeus-Ammon right; ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, standing left on thunderbolt, wings open, turned back right, E between legs; ; $400.00 (€356.00)
Roman , Nov 130 - c. 138 A.D.
Both the and types on this are published but the combination does not appear to be published. Nor did we find another example online. According to , lead tesserae served as local small change in during the first to the third century A.D.RX90574. Lead , Unpublished; cf. 6444 and 3584 (for ) and 6493 and 3575 (for ), VF , 5.107 g, maximum 22.5 mm, 270o, (?) mint, Nov 130 - c. 138 A.D. (possibly later); on horseback right, wearing hem hem crown, in right hand; reclining left on right below, nude to waist, around hips and legs, reeds in his right hand, in left; before him at his feet stands Euthenia (prosperity) wearing and , offering held in right hand; extremely ; $380.00 (€338.20)
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