, 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 ; $1300.00 (€1157.00)
, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D.
stands perfectly at her ease, with legs crossed and leaning on a column, clearly relaxed, having nothing to fear. was praised for restoring security by eliminating the fratricidal son of Severus, long feared as the most cruel tyrant of , beloved only by a venal soldiery, whom his largesses had enriched.SH77277. Silver , 92b, 80, 122c (Antioch), 32 var. (draped, no ), 7365, EF, nearly as struck, light tone on luster, portrait, , small edge cracks, 3.140 g, maximum 20.0 mm, 0o, mint, IMP C M SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate and right; (time of security), standing facing, left, in right hand, left leg crossed in front of right, leaning with left forearm on column; $500.00 (€445.00)
, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.
This is apparently unpublished and this is the only example of the known to . This was used for very (both R5) issues of and . CNG e-auction 368, lot 496, is with this same , also 5th , but with on the left holding a on globe and .RL76392. , apparently unpublished, cf. 116 - 117 (for ) and 138 - 139 (for , issues of the Licinii), EF, excellent portrait, both sides slightly off-center, left side of weak, some , a few light marks, 2.773 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 180o, 5th , (Sisak, Croatia) mint, as , 320 A.D.; CONSTANTINVS IVN , laureate and left; (courage of the army), inscribed VOT / XX in two lines, two seated barbarian captives back-to-back flanking base, (Chi-Rho ) left, in ; ex Scott Collection; extremely ; $270.00 (€240.30)
, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.
In 278, defeated the , expelled the Franks from Gaul, reorganized the defenses on the Rhine, resettled the Germanic tribes in the devastated provinces of the Roman Empire, and adopted the titles of and .RA76279. , , p. 63; RIC, 2, V 376 (S) var. ( ); 283 var. (same); 131 var. (same, and ); 11984 (same), aEF, some mint luster, most remains, fantastic heroic , light corrosion, 3.341 g, maximum 22.8 mm, 0o, 5th , Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, 4 emission, 278 A.D.; (the valor of Emperor ), left from behind, spear left in right hand, back bare but for over right shoulder and rectangular with square corner in on left shoulder; HERCVLI PACIF (to the pacifier), standing left, raising branch in extended right, club and skin in left, in ; very ; $260.00 (€231.40)
, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.
in her aspect as the divine ancestress of the Roman people was known as . According to , and as recorded in Virgil's Aeneid, Aeneis was the son of who fled Troy after its destruction and founded the city of . , being of the , claimed direct descent from and . built a Temple of in his new . Most depictions of on Roman coinage are of the statue in the , and do not directly refer to pregnancy or fertility.RS79617. Silver , C388c, 212, 13, C25, 7106, EF, fantastic portrait, mint luster, tiny green spots of encrustation, 3.246 g, maximum 19.5 mm, 225o, mint, reign of , 216 A.D.; IVLIA AVG, draped right; (Mother ), enthroned left, extending right hand, long vertical in left hand; $225.00 (€200.25)
, Mid May - 8 June 218 A.D., ,
is depicted here in the same pose as The of Versailles, a slightly over life-size Roman marble statue from the 1st or 2nd century A.D., copying a lost Greek bronze original attributed to Leochares, c. 325 B.C. The sculpture has a stag at her side. The sculpture may have come from a sanctuary at Nemi or possibly from Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli. In 1556, it was given by Pope Paul IV to II of France, a subtle allusion to the king's mistress, Diane de Poitiers. It is now in the Musée du Louvre, .RP79982. Bronze AE 25, 80, 162, 162 (O28/R284), 2169 (R4) (running left), 3573, -, VF, excellent portrait, , nice sea green , light marks and scratches, areas of light corrosion, 9.948 g, maximum 25.1 mm, 180o, (Debelt, Bulgaria) mint, C M ANTONINVS DIADV, bare-headed, draped right, from behind; COL FL PA C DEVLT, ( ) advancing right, drawing arrow from quiver with right hand, bow in left hand, dog bounding right at feet on far side; ex Numismatics ($125, summer 2008); ; $165.00 (€146.85)
, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D.
In Roman mythology, was the minor goddess of trade and honest merchants. was also the personification of the virtues equity and fairness of the emperor ( ). The , a natural emblem of equity, express righteousness. The signifies the prosperity which results from and .RS83526. Silver , 274; 11; p. 215, 1033; 7856; -, VF, excellent portrait, , coppery areas, small edge cracks, 2.967 g, maximum 19.4 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 222 A.D.; IMP C SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate and draped right, from behind; (equity of the emperor), standing slightly left, left, in right hand, in left hand, upper left; $160.00 (€142.40)
I Thrax, 20 March 235 - Late May 238 A.D., ,
The god is similar in appearance to Dionysos and the rites of his cult were likely similar to those of the Dionysian mysteries. The attributes of are a and hammer.RP83454. Bronze AE 24, 875 ( leg.); 4500 (R4) var. ( leg.); p. 123, 112 var. (same), VF, fantastic portrait, centered on a , flatly struck centers, light marks, centration dimple on , 12.268 g, maximum 23.9 mm, 0o, Thessalonika (Salonika, ) mint, 20 Mar 235 - Late May 238 A.D.; AVT K Γ IOVΛ OVHP MAΞIMINOC, laureate, draped, and right; ΘECCAΛONIKEΩN, flying left, she hold standing left holding and hammer in her right hand, frond in her left hand; variety; $135.00 (€120.15)
the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D.
This coin is dedicated to the goddess for her quality of preserving the public peace by keeping the army true to its allegiance. RB90829. , 171a, 51, gVF, , portrait, grainy, edge cracks, , edge clip at 12:00 (pre-strike to adjust ?), 13.589 g, maximum 26.1 mm, 0o, mint, 244 - 249 A.D.; IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; (the loyalty of the army), four legionary standards, second from left militaria with hand on top, third an , S C ( ) in ; $130.00 (€115.70)
, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D.
In 233, Alexander celebrated a triumph in to observe his "victory" the previous year over the Persians. He was forced to leave for the Rhine frontier, where the had invaded Swabia. German tribes destroyed Roman forts and plundered the countryside at the .RB71744. Bronze as, 8091, 543, 966, 455, aVF, excellent portrait and centering, Sol's flatly struck, 10.435 g, maximum 24.5 mm, 0o, mint, 235 A.D.; IMP ALEXANDER AVG, laureate and draped right; XIIII P P, Sol advancing left, , nude but for over shoulders and left arm, raising right hand commanding the sun to rise, whip in left, across fields; $125.00 (€111.25)
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