, 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; $320.00 (€284.80)
, 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 in the invasion of Britain under and later defeated queen Boudica receiving the Martia from . The legion later moved to Gaul, then Germany where it participated in 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)
, 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)
, , 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)
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, Rome 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)
, Triumvir and , 44 - 30 B.C.
was Julius Caesar's friend and military commander. After Caesar's assassination in 44 B.C., Antony joined and in the , a three-man dictatorship. They defeated Caesar's assassins at the Battle of in 42 B.C. and divided the Republic among themselves. Antony took the east, including , ruled by Queen . Relations within the Triumvirate were strained but civil war was averted when Antony married Octavian's sister, . Despite the marriage, Antony continued an affair with and even married her. In 31 B.C., at Octavian's direction, the Roman Senate declared war on and proclaimed Antony a traitor. defeated Antony at the Battle of the same year. Defeated, Antony and fled back to where they committed suicide. was then the undisputed master of the Roman world and would reign as the first Roman emperor with the title .RR75376. Silver , cf. 544/14, 1216, II East 190, 27 ff., , 2.930 g, maximum 19.2 mm, 45o, (?) mint, 32 - 31 B.C.; ANT•AVG / III VIR•R•P•C, galley right with rowers, mast with banners at prow; LEG - [...], ( ) between two legionary standards; $100.00 (€89.00)
, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D., , Coele-Syria
in Coele-Syria was made a with the rights of the by in 193. on the religious complex at lasted over a century and a half and was never completed. The Temple of , the largest religious building in the entire Roman empire, was dedicated during the reign of . Today, only six Corinthian columns remain standing. Eight more were shipped to Constantinople under Justinian's orders c. 532 - 537, for his of Hagia Sophia.RP58618. Bronze AE 18, 628 ff. (D99/R229), 433, aVF, 5.927 g, maximum 17.8 mm, 0o, (Baalbek, Lebanon) mint, 244 - 245 A.D.; bareheaded, draped, and right; COL / HEL in two lines between two legionary eagles, all within laurel ; ; $85.00 (€75.65)
, Augusta Spring 274 - November 275 A.D.
was the wife of . She was possibly the only Roman empress ever to rule in her own right, which she did during the interregnum after her husband's murder.RS73655. , 1813, 4, 219, 1356 - 1374, 11705, 7, 8 ff. var. (other ), VF, much , broad , minor double strike on both sides, 3.809 g, maximum 23.2 mm, 0o, 1st , Rome mint, issue 11, early - Sep 275; AVG, diademed and draped right on crescent; CONCORDIAE MILITVM (harmony with the soldiers), Militum standing facing, left, flanked by a in each hand, A in right , XXIR in ; ex J. ; $85.00 (€75.65)
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