Rhodes, Carian Islands, c. Mid 4th Century B.C.
This may be a fraction of the Pseudo-Rhodian "solar disk drachm" that suggests may be from Lampsakos under Memnon of Rhodes. Bronzes of a similar are now known.GS84169. Silver tetartemorion, Other than the two previous auction listings for this coin, apparently unpublished, VF, edge chip, 0.128 g, maximum 6.1 mm, 0o, Rhodos (Rhodes, ) mint, c. mid 4th century B.C.; facing of , delicate linear ring around; rose bloom; ex CNG e-auction 377 (29 Jun 2016), lot 130; ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 39 (3 Jan 2016), lot 386; unique(?); $320.00 (€284.80)
Roman Republic, C. Servilius C.f., 57 B.C.
Interesting issue combining a (goddess of the spring and flowers, associated with the Floralia festival) with a military . It is worth noting that the soldiers are in a rather relaxed pose and they do not seem to be ready to fight. However, the has a variant on which they are crossing their swords.RR79927. Silver , 380, 423/1, 890, 15, gVF, attractive , attractive dark tone, 1/4 off-center, 3.517 g, maximum 19.1 mm, 90o, mint, 57 B.C. ( 52 B.C.); (AL and MV in ) downward on right, of right, wreathed with flowers, behind; two soldiers, facing each other, each holds a and a short sword upward, hilts touching, on right decorated with a , C•F upward lower right, C•SEREIL• in ; ex Dr. Busso Nachfolger e-auction 1, lot 116; ; $200.00 (€178.00)
Rhodos, Carian Islands, c. 188 - 170 B.C.
was the ancient Greek personification of the sun. Each day he drove the chariot of the sun across the sky. The of Rhodes, the sixth of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was a huge statue of measuring 32 meters (100 feet) high, built at Rhodes in 280 B.C. The c. 3 gram on which this coin is struck, used by Rhodes and other Carian cities, is called 'Plinthophoric' for the square around the (plinthos = brick or ingot). The revived a characteristic more typical of the 5th century B.C.GS84891. Silver , , group A, 2; 1457 (C); -; -; -, gVF, , darker areas, porous, light marks and scratches, 2.578 g, maximum 15.5 mm, 0o, Rhodos (Rhodes, ) mint, magistrate Aetion, c. 188 - 170 B.C.; of right; rose with bud right, a bunch of grapes (control symbol) lower left, P - O across fields, ANTAIOΣ (magistrate) above, all within a shallow square; ex Numismatics e-sale 27 (28 May 2016), lot 245; $160.00 (€142.40)
, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D.
was the Roman personification of Hope. In art is normally depicted carrying flowers or a , but on coins she is almost invariably depicted holding a flower in her extended right hand, while the left is raising a fold of her dress. She was also named "ultima dea" - for Hope is the last resort of men.RS75200. Silver , 254d, 546, 897, 75, 7927, VF, perfect centering, nice portrait, , some die wear, 3.165 g, maximum 20.3 mm, 0o, mint, 231 - 235 A.D.; IMP ALEXANDER AVG, laureate, draped, and right, from front; (the hope of the public), advancing left, flower in right, with left raising skirt; $120.00 (€106.80)
Roman Republic, C. Servilius C.f., 57 B.C.
Interesting issue combining a (goddess of the spring and flowers, associated with the Floralia festival) with a military . It is worth noting that the soldiers are in a rather relaxed pose and they do not seem to be ready to fight. However, the has a variant on which they are crossing their swords.RR85234. Silver , 423/1, 890, 15, 380, VF, porous, 3.332 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 135o, mint, 57 B.C.; (AL and MV ), of right, wreathed with flowers, behind; two soldiers, facing each other, each holds a and a short sword upright, hilts touching, on right decorated with a , C•F right, C•SEREIL• in ; ; $120.00 (€106.80)
(?), c. 450 - 350 B.C.
This is apparently unpublished and we were unable to find another example. This rosette is known, paired with a variety of punch reverses for this . Those coins may be earlier issues from the same uncertain mint in .GS75854. Silver tetartemorion, Apparently unpublished, VF, rough, 0.116 g, maximum 4.8 mm, uncertain (?) mint, c. 450 - 350 B.C.; rosette; of bull left; ex Failla Numismatics (2013); $80.00 (€71.20)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy II (Physcon), Second Reign, 145 - 116 B.C.
Of all the Ptolemies, only Ptolemy had a Year 41.SH50529. Bronze , 1632, 663, -, -, -, VF, 8.539 g, maximum 24.7 mm, 0o, Paphos mint, 130 - 129 B.C.; diademed of Zeus-Ammon right; ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, standing left, left, wings closed, LMA (year 41) over lotus before; very ; $60.00 (€53.40)
, , c. 450 - 400 B.C.
, a small Greek settlement in Bisaltia, was destroyed either by Thracians or during the great invasion and abandoned in the 3rd century B.C.GB75671. Bronze AE 16, 453, 1259, -, -, -, F, , green , 3.735 g, maximum 16.0 mm, (Traelium) mint, c. 450 - 400 B.C.; of right wearing ; TPAIΛION, rose, grain ear (control symbol) lower left; ; $60.00 (€53.40)
Rhodos, , c. 350 - 300 B.C.
Rhodos was the goddess-nymph and eponym of the Aegean island of Rhodes. She was a daughter of Poseidon and , and the sister of . Rhodos was married to (the sun), the god of her island. Together, they had seven sons.GB85165. Bronze AE 12, 2730, 1479, p. 240, 109 ff. var. (control letter), 654 (same), -, -, -, VF, dark green , 1.435 g, maximum 11.5 mm, 0o, Rhodos (Rhodes, ) mint, c. 350 - 300 B.C.; of nymph Rhodos right, hair rolled, wearing ; rose with bud to the right, ∆ (control letter) left, P - o flanking stem; $60.00 (€53.40)
, First Half 283 - Spring 285 A.D., Roman Provincial
was the Greek personification of Hope. According the Hesiod's famous story, was the last to escape the Pandora's box. It can be debated whether she was really about "hope" as we understand it, or rather mere "expectation." In art, is normally depicted carrying flowers or a , but on coins she is almost invariably depicted holding a flower in her extended right hand, and raising a fold of her dress with her left hand. Elpis' Roman equivalent was . She was also named "ultima dea" - the last resort of men.
RX77915. , 4721, 1919, 3180, 954, 4779, VF, , little off-center and struck with a broken die, corrosion, 7.725 g, maximum 21.5 mm, 15o, mint, 29 Aug 283 - 28 Aug 284 A.D.; A K M A KAPINOC CEB, laureate and right, from the front; standing left, flower in right hand, raising drapery with left hand, upper right, L - B (year 2) flanking across ; from the Butte College Foundation, ex , ex Numismatics; ; $40.00 (€35.60)
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