Romano-British Empire, , Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.
Pax, regarded by the ancients as a goddess, was worshiped not only at but also at Athens. Her could not be stained with blood. began the construction of a magnificent temple to her , which finished, in the Via Sacra. The attributes of Peace are the , the olive branch, the , and often the . Sometimes she is represented setting fire to a pile of arms.RA77916. , 128; , 2, 101; 36; 13639A; 193;, F, , corrosion, encrustation, 3.719 g, maximum 25.2 mm, Londinium ( , England) mint, c. 289 - 290 A.D.; IMP CARAVSIVS , , draped, and right, from the front; (the peace of the Emperor), Pax standing slightly left, left, raising olive branch in right hand, long vertical behind in left hand, F - O flanking at sides, ML in ; from the Butte College Foundation, ex , ex sale XLV (19 Mar 1997), lot 650, ex K.F. Jacob Collection; ; $125.00 (Ä111.25)
Thebes, Boiotia, c. 315 - 288 B.C.
The largest city in , Thebes was leader of the Boeotian confederacy. A rival of Athens, Thebes sided with during Xerxes' invasion in 480 B.C. Thebes ended Sparta's power at the Battle of Leuctra in 371. The Sacred Band of Thebes famously fell to at Chaeronea in 338. Thebes was the dominant city-state in prior to its destruction by Alexander in 335 B.C.GB76311. Bronze AE 13, 582; p. 81, pl. V, 15; p. 87, 203, pl XVI, 1; 373, -; -, aVF, 1.580 g, maximum 12.7 mm, Thebes mint, Macedonian hegemony, c. 315 - 288 B.C.; of Herakles right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; filleted left above, ΘHBAIΩN across center, club left below; ex with his round tag noting, "Bought at Baldwin's, Dec. 1970, for £1.-"; $50.00 (Ä44.50)
, 2 January - 20 December 69 A.D.
Exceptional high relief portrait and nice . Some of the best Roman engravers worked at the Mint from the late reign of to the early reign of . Apparently their ranks were thinned by the Civil Wars of 69 AD, because the bronze coinage of is, by comparison, pedestrian in .SH21140.
, 171, 14, 72, -, -, VF+, 9.872 g, maximum 26.3 mm, 180o, mint, 69 A.D.; A , laureate right; AVGVSTI (to the harmony of the Emperor), seated left holding and , lit before; ex Leo Benz collection, Auction 94, 11/22/1999 #303, est. 2000 DM; ; SOLD
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