, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D., Alexandreia ,
is depicted in the same pose as the , a massive marble sculpture, which depicts a muscular yet weary leaning on his club, which has his lion-skin draped over it. He has just performed the last of The Twelve Labors, which is suggested by the apples of the he holds behind his back. The is probably an enlarged copy made in the early third century A.D., signed by Glykon, from an original by Lysippos that would have been made in the fourth century B.C. The copy was made for the of in (dedicated in 216 AD), where it was recovered in 1546. Today it is in Naples National Archaeological Museum. The statue was well liked by the Romans, and copies have been found in many Roman palaces and gymnasiums.RP72147. Brass AE 24, Apparently unpublished, perhaps unique; -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, VF, and struck, grainy surfaces, 7.816 g, maximum 23.7 mm, 45o, (Eski Stambul, Turkey) mint, 13 Mar 222 - Mar 235 A.D.; M AV S AL-EXANDRV, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; COL AL AVG - TROAD, standing right, nude, right hand behind back presumably holding apples of the , leaning with left hand on his club, which has the Nemean Lion's skin draped over it; the only example known to ; $200.00 (€178.00)
, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.
To the ancient Romans, was "Roma Aeterna" (The Eternal City) and "Caput Mundi" (Capital of the World). The empire is history but is today, the eternal city. Rome's influence on Western Civilization can hardly be overestimated; perhaps a greater influence than any other city on earth, making important contributions to politics, literature, culture, the arts, , music, religion, education, fashion, cinema and cuisine.RA74530. , , 2, 186; 532; 12027; , p. 56, EF, , excellent armed , near full , 4.284 g, maximum 23.1 mm, 180o, 3rd , mint, emission 3, 278 A.D.; IMP PROBVS AVG, , helmeted and left, spear in right hand over right shoulder, on left arm; ROMAE (eternal ), six column temple, statue of seated facing within, holds offering in her right hand and long vertical in her left hand, R*Γ in ; $110.00 (€97.90)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Neopaphos, , VII(?), c. 51 - 30 B.C.
While not noted in , this is fairly common on and many have been found in the excavations at Neopaphos. The lack of a indicates they were struck after 96 B.C. Recent Cypriot numismatic publications date them to the time of VII.GP84819. Bronze , 69; 469 ff.; 68; 128; 35; -; -; -; -, VF, dark , with edge split, light corrosion, 2.763 g, maximum 15.8 mm, 0o, Neopaphos mint, c. 51 - 30 B.C.; laureate of Zeus right; statue of standing left, stalks of grain in right hand, long in left hand, above; $95.00 (€84.55)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Rabbathmoba-Areopolis, Provincia
Rabbathmoba, probably the Biblical Ir-Moab, was conquered by Alexander Jannaeus. Its ruins are 18 kilometers of Kerak in Jordan.RP84127. Bronze AE 27, 5; p. 264, 8; cf. IV 1-3 ( and variations, etc.); 1414 (same), VF, no , 6.492 g, maximum 27.4 mm, 180o, Rabbathmoba-Areopolis mint, AVT KAIC Λ CEΠ - CEOVHPOC ΠEB, laureate right; RABBAΘM-WBHNWN APHC, cult statue of Ares standing facing in military dress, sword erect in right hand, spear and round in left hand, on platform with four legs set on base; ; $90.00 (€80.10)
Illustrating Lost Masterpieces of Greek Art
Using the finest coins from all of the museums and collections of Europe, F. W. Imhoof-Blumer and Percy , both outstanding numismatist and archaeologists, compared the works of art shown on coins with the descriptions of Pausanias, a traveler in during the second century A.D. They then compiled their Numismatic Commentary to Pausanias which is here revised and enlarged with translations of the original Greek texts, additional plates, and a completely new section concerning the coins of Athens.BU65126. Illustrating Lost Masterpieces of Greek Art by F. Imhoof-Blumer & Percy , edited by Al. N. Oikonomides, 1964, 36 plates, 176 pages, dust jacket, used, Argonaut, Inc., 1964; $30.00 (€26.70)
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