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The Jyrki Muona Collection of Roman Coins
We are pleased to offer a large selection from the Jyrki Muona Collection of Roman Coins. While the collection includes a wide spectrum of emperors and types, the primary focus of the collection is on the emperor Otho and the emperor Philip and his family. Mr. Muona's coins include many rarities and many attractive high grade examples. We hope you find that elusive coin you have been seeking for your collection!
, Daughter of , Wife of , Mother of , Grandmother of
was the daughter of Marc Antony and , the wife of , the mother of , and a grandmother of . Renowned for her beauty and virtue, was revered by the Roman people. She was probably poisoned by or committed suicide. She never loved her son , calling him a monster and a fool, but he posthumously made her Augusta in 41 A.D. and issued all her coinage.
SH68887. Silver , 66, 111, 2, 1900, F, , 3.717 g, maximum 18.9 mm, 225o, mint, struck under , c. 41 - 42 A.D.; , draped right, wearing barley ; (consistency of the emperor), standing facing, draped as , long torch in right, in left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; (R2); $790.00 (€703.10)
the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D.
was the goddess or personification of luck and success. She played an important role in Rome's state religion during the empire and was frequently portrayed on coins. She became a prominent symbol of the wealth and prosperity of the Roman Empire.RS75697. Silver , 75A (R); 130, 8945, -, EF, strike with dies, nice metal, 4.966 g, maximum 22.4 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 247 - 248 A.D.; IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, , draped, and right, from behind; IIII (high priest, tribune of the people for four years, consul, father of the country), standing left, long in right hand, in left hand; $350.00 (€311.50)
Roman Republic, C. Coelius Caldus, 51 B.C.
The depicts the moneyer's grandfather, also Coelius Caldus, consul in 94 B.C., and the first in his family to obtain high office. Prior to his term as consul, in 107 B.C., he was a tribune of the plebs and passed a , requiring a secret ballot to determine the verdict in cases of high treason. He was a in 100 or 99 B.C., and of Citerior the following year. Later, during Sulla's second civil war, he tried to Gaius the Younger by preventing Pompey from joining his forces to , but failed.
The honors the moneyer's father and uncle. His father was a Epulo Jovis, one of the septemviri , the college of seven priests responsible for banquets and sacrifices given in of and the other gods. His uncle was an , and , , , (sacris faciundis), commander for military forces, a priest-soothsayer, and one of a body of ten Roman magistrates responsible for management of the Games of , and the Secular Games. The moneyer's name and title are in the .RS72975. Silver , 437/2a, 894, 7, II 3837, 404, aF, , on a , 3.623 g, maximum 17.5 mm, 180o, mint, 51 B.C.; C COEL CALDVS downwards on right, COS below, of Coelius Caldus right, inscribed HIS ( ) behind, in the form of a (emblem of of , ) before; C CALDVS downward on left, ( , , ) in four lines on right, CALDVS III VIR (ALD , triumvir) below, statue of god seated left between two trophies of arms, all on a high with front inscribed L CALDVS VI VIR EPVL (VIR and VL , Caldus Septemvir Epulo); from the Jyrki Muona Collection; ; $140.00 (€124.60)
, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D.
From the extensive series commemorating the Secular Games held in Autumn of 88 A.D.
RS77275. Silver , 596, 76, 120, 131, 2723, VF, centered, , die wear, marks, 3.206 g, maximum 19.3 mm, 180o, mint, 14 Sep - 31 Dec 88 A.D.; DOMIT AVG , laureate right; , herald wearing feathered cap, advancing left, wand in right, decorated with helmeted of on left arm; $110.00 (€97.90)
, August 253 - September 268 A.D.
This coin was dedicated to Gallienus' relations with the army. eventually fell out of harmony with 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.
SH77278. Silver , 15u, J132, 131a, 10190, J3, VF, excellent portrait, metal, , , flatly struck centers, 3.700 g, maximum 23.5 mm, 180o, mint, 254 A.D.; IMP C GALLIENVS AVG, and right, from the front; CONCORDIAE EXERCIT (Harmony with the army), standing facing, left, in right hand, double in left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; $100.00 (€89.00)
, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D.
The Romans believed that , after deserting the Persians and Assyrians, took flight over and saw Alexander perish as she passed into and . At last arriving on Mount Palatine, she threw aside her wings and casting away her wheel, entered where she took up her abode forever. It appears, however, she kept her wheel. She just hid it under her seat.RB68877. , 513, 153, 618, 5746, gF, nice green , 22.316 g, maximum 30.8 mm, 135o, mint, 188 A.D.; M COMMODVS AVG , laureate right; XIII IMP P P (hight priest, tribune of the people 13 years, the 8th time, consul the 5th time, father of the country), seated left, rudder on globe in right hand, in left hand, wheel under seat, ( ) flanking across , in ; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; $60.00 (€53.40)
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