, Triumvir and , 44 - 30 B.C.,
This may have been a legion raised by Antony and disbanded by . The XI , an old legion of Caesar's, fought for (and won the title Actiaca at the battle of ).SL79267. Silver , 544/25, 1229, II East 203, 39, NGC F, strike 3/5, surface 2/5, banker's marks (2400602-008), , 3.48 g, maximum 15.4 mm, 180o, (?) mint, 32 - 31 B.C.; ANT•AVG / III VIR•R•P•C, galley right with rowers, mast with banners at prow; LEG - XI, ( ) between two legionary standards; NGC certified (slabbed); $450.00 (€400.50)
, Triumvir and , 44 - 30 B.C.,
This may have been the famous V Alaudae ('the larks'), a Caesarean legion which remained loyal to Antony but was later retained by . There are other possibilities, however: V Macedonica, a Caesarean legion about which little is known; V Urbana, disbanded after (and therefore quite likely an Antonian legion); and V Gallica, a Caesarean legion that was probably the one that under Lollius lost its to German raiders in Gaul in 17 B.C.RS79795. Silver , 544/18, 1221, II East 196, 32, 354, VF, slightly off-center, banker's mark on , 3.714 g, maximum 17.7 mm, 180o, mint, 32 - 31 B.C.; ANT AVG III. VIR. R. P. C., galley right with rowers, mast with banners at prow; LEG - V, legionary between two standards; $360.00 (€320.40)
, Triumvir and , 44 - 30 B.C., LEG XII
This old Caesarean legion was known at different times as , Antiquae, Paterna and finally XII Fulminata ('the thunderers'). Its veterans settled (among other places) in Patras in . After fighting without great distinction in the First Jewish Revolt, the legion was transferred to Melitene in , where it remained for several hundred years.RR76782. Silver ON RESERVE
, 544/20, 1224, II East 198, 34, VF, , contact marks, , 3.561 g, maximum 19.3 mm, (?) mint, 32 - 31 B.C.; ANT•AVG / III VIR•R•P•C, galley right with rowers, mast with banners at prow; LEG - XII, ( ) between two legionary standards; $320.00 (€284.80)
, Triumvir and , 44 - 30 B.C., LEG XIX
Pliny xxxiii 9 notes, ?Antonius as Triumvir mixed iron (sic) into his .? Actually, it was copper that Antony used to debase his and extend his budget. Some coppery spots are clearly visible on the of this coin. Most of Antony's legionary are well worn. The Roman people knew these legionary were debased. When deciding which coins to hoard and save, and which to spend, they would choose silver to save and spend Antony's debased before all others. Most legionary were heavily circulated and are heavily worn.RR83582. Silver , 544/35, 1242, II East 214, 55, VF, , coppery areas, light scratches and marks, a little off-center, 3.681 g, maximum 17.9 mm, 270o, (?) mint, 32 - 31 B.C.; ANT•AVG / III•VIR•R•P•C, galley right with rowers, mast with banners at prow; LEG - XIX, ( ) between two legionary standards; ex Numismatics e-sale 21, lot 658; $200.00 (€178.00)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
was the commander of XIIII Gemina Martia when was murdered in 193 B.C. After the against , most coins of the legionary series coins honored the soldiers who made their commander an emperor. The legion was raised by , who made the capricorn its symbol (depicted on coins as well). It is one of the legions that participated at the invasion of Britain under and later defeated queen Boudica receiving the Martia from . The legion later moved to Gaul, then Germany, were it participated to the Saturninus' rebellion. moved it further East to replacing the XXIth Rapax which was destroyed by the Sarmatians. used it in his Dacian wars. used it in his Parthian war and used Carnumtum as headquarters for three years during the Marcomannic wars. Only 18 specimens in the hoard.RS83527. Silver , 14 (S); 272; p. 22, 19; 5; 6302, gVF, portrait, a little weak, some die wear, edge cracks, 3.084 g, maximum 18.1 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 193 A.D.; IMP CAE L SEP SEV AVG, laureate right; LEG XIIII GEM M V, ( ) between two legionary standards topped with wreaths and decorated with Capricorns, TR P COS in ; ; $200.00 (€178.00)
Romano-British Empire, , Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.
"Legio IV , reconstituted by in AD 70 from the disgraced IV Macedonica, had been stationed at Singidunum (Belgrade) in from the time of . However, there may have been a detachment serving in Britain at the time of Carausius' revolt." -- Roman Coins and Thier Values by
RA73248. , cf. Webb 88; , 2, 69 (R); 146; 13611; -, aVF, small cutting off most of legends, pitting, scratches, 2.518 g, maximum 19.4 mm, 180o, Londinium ( , England) mint, 286 - 288 A.D.; IMP [C?] CARAVSIVS , , draped, and right; LEG IIII FL, walking right, ML in ; from the Charles Peters Collection; very ; $150.00 (€133.50)
, August 253 - September 268 A.D.
This coin was dedicated to the fidelity of the Pretorian Guard or perhaps to "the leaders." In either case, in the end, lost the fidelity of his guard and officers. He was ambushed and murdered by his own men. The future emperors and were likely both involved in the conspiracy leading to his assassination.RA90710. , 518d, S568 ( ), 216 ( ), 10211, p. lx, -, VF/F, nice portrait, , ragged cutting off the tops of letters, , some corrosion, 2.035 g, maximum 18.9 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 262 - 263 A.D.; GALLIENVS AVG, right; , legionary ( ) between two legionary standards, the standards on the left topped with a , the standards on the right topped with an open hand; RIC lists this as common but market evidence clearly indicates it is ; ; $140.00 (€124.60)
, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D.
In July 221, was forced to divorce his new bride, the Virgin . He then married , his third wife. After five months he returned to claiming the divorce was invalid. Meanwhile, according to the historian Cassius Dio, had a stable homosexual relationship with his chariot driver, the slave Hierocles.RS74521. Silver , 78, 201, 44, 7514, VF, some marks, light corrosion, 3.019 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 220 - 221 A.D.; IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate and draped right, from behind; MILIT (the loyalty of the soldiers), ( ) between two legionary standards, at base of each ; $135.00 (€120.15)
, Triumvir and , 44 - 30 B.C.,
Antony's legion X may have been disbanded by . The famous X Fretensis ('from the Channel') fought for , and the early history of X Gemina is obscure.RR77173. Silver , 544/24, 1228, II East 202, 38, F, 3.499 g, maximum 16.3 mm, (?) mint, 32 - 31 B.C.; ANT•AVG / III VIR•R•P•C, galley right with rowers, mast with banners at prow; LEG - X, ( ) between two legionary standards; $135.00 (€120.15)
, , 41 - 68 A.D.
This coin has traditionally been attributed to , but due to its copper composition, RPC attributes it as likely from to ; probably did not issue copper coins during the reign of .RP83476. Bronze AE 23, 1651, 3229, 32, 305, 14, 23, VF, centered on a , grainy green , small edge cracks, 4.619 g, maximum 22.6 mm, 0o, mint, 41 - 68 A.D.; VIC - AVG, standing left on base, raising in right hand, frond in left hand over left shoulder; COHOR PRAE PHIL, three standards; $135.00 (€120.15)
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