Kings of , Thracian Kainoi, Mostis, c. 126 - 86 B.C.
Mostis, reigned c. 126 - 86 B.C., was of the Thracian Kainoi (Caeni) tribe in South East to Strandzha mountain, territory in Bulgaria and Turkey today. He is best known from his coinage, which includes bronze coins and tetradrachms.
GB77206. Bronze AE 20, 311 - 312, 134, -, -, -, VF, green , some light corrosion, 4.750 g, maximum 19.9 mm, c. 126 - 86 B.C.; heads of Zeus and right; : ; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / MOΣTI∆OΣ, standing left on thunderbolt, above right; very ; $400.00 (€356.00)
, Wife of , Augusta 178 - 182 A.D., Retrograde !
There are no breaks in the plating and the interior of the edge cracks is dark black. The is extraordinarily similar to the official mint, but this must be the of an ancient counterfeiter?!
RS85201. Silver , perhaps (?); apparently unpublished, cf. 283 (S), 21, 41, 6001 (all normal, not retrograde, reverses), VF, light marks and scratches, light corrosion, tiny edge cracks, no sign of a bronze core, 3.254 g, maximum 18.3 mm, 0o, (or counterfeiter?) mint, 180 - 182 A.D. (or later?); , draped right; (retrograde starting at 3:00), standing facing, veiled, right, in left hand, long in left right, right at feet on right (the entire is retrograde); extremely , possibly unique, retrograde !; $280.00 (€249.20)
Amisos (as Peiraeos), Pontos, c. 435 - 370 B.C.
Amisos was settled c. 760 - 750 B.C. by people from Miletus, who established a flourishing trade relationship with the ancient peoples of Anatolia. Amisos came under the rule of the Persian Empire, Alexander the Great's Macedonian Empire, and then the Kingdom of . The Romans took control in 47 B.C. and Amisos remained within the after the fall of . In 1200, the city was captured by the Seljuks. Amisos today is Samsun, a city of about half a million people on the coast of Turkey.GS76173. Silver , 1082; 45; p. 14, 9; 229; p. 46, 1; -; -, VF, attractive , , die wear and breaks, bumps and scratches, light corrosion, 5.695 g, maximum 18.9 mm, 45o, Amisos (Samsun, Turkey) mint, c. 435 - 370 B.C.; draped of Hera-Tyche right, hair rolled, wearing a turreted ornamented with palmettes and annulets, triple-drop earrings and pearl necklace; owl standing facing on , facing, wings spread open, MY-ΛΛ (magistrate) divided across below wings, upper left, A(?) lower left (not struck?), ΠEIPA in ; $270.00 (€240.30)
, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.
( to the Romans) is the wife and one of three sisters of Zeus in the Olympian of Greek mythology and religion. Hera's mother is Rhea and her father Cronus. Her chief function was as the goddess of women and marriage. The cow, and the were considered sacred to her. Portrayed as majestic and solemn, often enthroned, and crowned with the . was known for her jealous and vengeful nature against Zeus' lovers and offspring, but also against mortals who crossed her. earned Hera's hatred by choosing Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess.
RB79848. , C585, C208, , 90, 7114, F, scratches, areas of corrosion, 21.909 g, maximum 30.2 mm, 180o, mint, 211 - 217 A.D.; IVLIA AVG, draped right, wearing ; , standing slightly left, veiled left, in right hand, long vertical in left hand, at feet on left standing left, ( ) flanking across below center; ; $205.00 (€182.45)
Pontos, Amisos, 300 - 125 B.C.
Amisos was settled c. 760 - 750 B.C. by people from Miletus, who established a flourishing trade relationship with the ancient peoples of Anatolia. Amisos came under the rule of the Persian Empire, Alexander the Great's Macedonian Empire, and then the Kingdom of . The Romans took control in 47 B.C. and Amisos remained within the after the fall of . In 1200, the city was captured by the Seljuks. Amisos today is Samsun, a city of about half a million people on the coast of Turkey.SH71627. Silver , 1110 (same die, reduced ), 233 (R1), -, -, VF, coppery spots, 4.106 g, maximum 17.2 mm, 0o, Amisos (Samsun, Turkey) mint, 300 - 125 B.C.; draped of Hera-Tyche right, wearing a turreted ; owl standing facing on , wings open, C - Ξ / (TAI?) - P flanking under wings; ; $190.00 (€169.10)
, June or July 251 - July or August 253 A.D.
was the deity of . The epithet Martialis literally means "of or belonging to Mars" or "warlike," but the depictions of on the coins are not warlike. The epithet may refer to as the mother of . Or perhaps she is of March - her festival was on 7 March. Perhaps the title refers to her temple in the Campus , the old "Field of Mars" down by the . She is sometimes equated with Perusina, as Perugia was where came from, and as such is sometimes called Perusina by modern scholars.RB85509. , 110a (R), 14, 50, 9670, - (p. cv), aVF/F, tight cutting off most of the legends, of corrosion on the , 10.908 g, maximum 25.7 mm, 225o, mint, 251 - 253 A.D.; C VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; IVNONI MARTIALIS, Shrine of : domed, rotunda with Corinthian columns, garlands hanging below dome; statue of seated facing within holding two stalks of grain in extended right; ; $160.00 (€142.40)
, Augusta Spring 274 - November 275 A.D.
was the chief female divinity in the Roman . She was the wife of and a member of the Capitoline Triad. She had many different aspects, such as , , and , but here she is depicted as , "Juno the Queen." is usually shown holding a , or a statuette of , and is often accompanied by a .RB73881. Bronze as, 1879 (94 spec.), 7, 310 - 313, 15, 9, 9, 11711, aVF, , nice portrait, light corrosion and encrustation, 8.524 g, maximum 26.1 mm, 0o, 6th , mint, 11th issue, early - Sep 275; AVG, diademed and draped right; , standing slightly left, left, in right hand, long vertical behind in left hand, left at feet on left, ς in ; $155.00 (€137.95)
, Augusta Spring 274 - November 275 A.D.
was the chief female divinity in the Roman . She was the wife of and a member of the Capitoline Triad. She had many different aspects, such as , , and , but here she is depicted as , "Juno the Queen." is usually shown holding a , or a statuette of , and is often accompanied by a .
SH65365. Bronze as, 1884 (35 spec.), 319 - 321, 17, 7, 11711, 9, VF, 8.682 g, maximum 24.8 mm, 0o, 7th , mint, 11th issue, early - Sep 275; AVG, diademed and draped right; , standing slightly left, left, in right hand, long vertical behind in left hand, left at feet on left; $150.00 (€133.50)
The Perrhaiboi, , , c. 196 - 146 B.C.
The Perrhaiboi were a Pelasgian (indigenous non-Greek) tribal people who lived in Perrhaibia, which was of proper and bordered . In the Iliad, Homer wrote of "the valiant Perrhaiboi, who dwelt about wintry Dodona, and held the lands round the lovely river Titaresios, which sends its waters into the Peneus."GB76999. Bronze trichalkon, 440, I 1247 (oak not laurel ), 561 (same), 197, 157, aVF, , some corrosion, 6.372 g, maximum 19.2 mm, 0o, Perrhaiboi mint, c. 196 - 146 B.C.; of Zeus right, wearing oak ; ΠEPPAI/BΩN (in two lines, starting upward from lower left, ending downward on right), seated right on backless throne, long vertical behind in right hand, resting left hand on knee, no magistrate initials; $135.00 (€120.15)
, Augusta 13 March 222 - February or March 235 A.D.
On 11 March 222, was assassinated, along with his mother, , by the Praetorian Guard. Their mutilated bodies were dragged through the streets of before being thrown into the . succeeded . He was only 13 years old, his mother, Avita , governed the Roman Empire with the of Domitius Ulpianus and a council of 16 senators.RS84952. Silver , 343, 35, 43, 1, 8212, EF, much mint luster, excellent centering, some die wear, die clashed, small edge crack, 3.415 g, maximum 20.8 mm, 45o, mint, 11 Mar - 31 Dec 222 A.D.; IVLIA AVG, draped right; , standing half left, veiled, in right hand, long vertical behind in left hand, right at feet on left; $130.00 (€115.70)
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