, Mid May - 8 June 218 A.D., ,
is depicted here in the same pose as The of Versailles, a slightly over life-size Roman marble statue from the 1st or 2nd century A.D., copying a lost Greek bronze original attributed to Leochares, c. 325 B.C. The sculpture has a stag at her side. The sculpture may have come from a sanctuary at Nemi or possibly from Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli. In 1556, it was given by Pope Paul IV to II of France, a subtle allusion to the king's mistress, Diane de Poitiers. It is now in the Musée du Louvre, .RP79982. Bronze AE 25, 80, 162, 162 (O28/R284), 2169 (R4) (running left), 3573, -, VF, excellent portrait, , nice sea green , light marks and scratches, areas of light corrosion, 9.948 g, maximum 25.1 mm, 180o, (Debelt, Bulgaria) mint, C M ANTONINVS DIADV, bare-headed, draped right, from behind; COL FL PA C DEVLT, ( ) advancing right, drawing arrow from quiver with right hand, bow in left hand, dog bounding right at feet on far side; ex Numismatics ($125, summer 2008); ; $165.00 (€146.85)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Amphipolis,
Amphipolis was home to an imperial cult, worshiping the living emperor, and to a cult dedicated to . The depicts as a military and probably copies an imperial statue. The may depict a local statue of .GB90406. Bronze AE 20, 978 (same dies), 7179 (R7), 79, 37, 6068, -, -, , -, gF, centered, some , 5.099 g, maximum 20.4 mm, 180o, Amphipolis mint, 25 Jan 98 - 8/9 Aug 117 A.D.; TPAIANOC, emperor on horseback galloping right, brandishing spear to strike a prostrate foe below; AMΦIΠOΛEITWN, standing left, on , long torch before her in right hand, small branch in left hand downward at side, grounded behind; ; $160.00 (€142.40)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Amphipolis,
Amphipolis was home to an imperial cult, worshiping the living emperor, and to a cult dedicated to . The depicts as a military and probably copies an imperial statue. The may depict a local statue of .GB90707. Bronze AE 20, 978 (same dies), 7179 (R7), 79, 37, 6068, -, -, , -, F, 6.620 g, maximum 20.2 mm, 180o, Amphipolis mint, 25 Jan 98 - 8/9 Aug 117 A.D.; TPAIANOC, emperor on horseback galloping right, brandishing spear to strike a prostrate foe below; AMΦIΠOΛEITWN, standing left, on , long torch before her in right hand, small branch in left hand downward at side, grounded behind; ; $155.00 (€137.95)
, Augusta 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D., Amphipolis,
Tauropolos is an epithet for the goddess , variously interpreted as worshiped at Tauris, or pulled by a yoke of bulls, or hunting bull goddess. A statue of "Tauropolos" by Iphigenia in her temple at Brauron in was supposed to have been brought from the Taurians. Tauropolia was a festival of held at Athens. - RP83505. Bronze AE 18, 3225 (R4); / 2 p. 42, 83; 775; 107; 191; p. 57, 112; 1720, VF, and struck, green , , light corrosion, 3.014 g, maximum 18.1 mm, 90o, Amphipolis mint, 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D.; FAVCTEINA CEBACTH, draped right, hair in a braided bun at the back; AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, riding aside facing on bull galloping right, bow in left hand extended before her, drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder with right hand; $150.00 (€133.50)
, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D., Amphipolis,
Amphipolis was home to an imperial cult, worshiping the living emperor, and to a cult dedicated to . The likely depicts a local statue of .RP79971. Bronze AE 22, 339; p. 54, 91 - 93; 177; 100; 976, F, green , 5.991 g, maximum 21.5 mm, 180o, Amphipolis mint, 13 Sep 81 - 18 Sep 96 A.D.; AYTO ∆OMITIANOC, laureate right; AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN, standing left, on , long torch before her in right hand, small branch in left hand downward at side, grounded behind; $140.00 (€124.60)
, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D., Perga,
Perga was the capital of . Today it is a large site of ancient ruins, 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) east of Antalya on the southwestern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. During the Hellenistic period, Perga was one of the richest and most beautiful cities in the ancient world, famous for its temple of . It also is notable as the home of the renowned mathematician Apollonius of Perga.RP83671. Bronze AE 24, p. 127, 41; 462 (plate numbered 642 in error); 4685; -, VF, cutting off parts of legends, green with highlighting buff earthen deposits, 9.73 g, maximum 24.1 mm, 0o, Perga mint, 218-222 A.D.; AVT K M AV ANTWNINOC CEB, , draped, and right; ΠEPΓ-AIΩN, a of Pergaia, crescent above left, above right, on flanking on each side, all within temple, in ; $140.00 (€124.60)
Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes X Eusebes , 42 - 36 B.C.
Ariarathes X Eusebes (Pious, brother-loving) was the of from c. 42 - 36 B.C. He was of Persian and Greek ancestry. His father was Ariobarzanes II of and his mother was Queen Athenais. He became after his brother Ariobarzanes III Philoromaios was killed. His rule did not last long as of Rome removed and executed him, replacing him with Sisines of Komana, who became Archelaus of .GB83642. Bronze AE 17, HGC 856 (R2); p. 48, 4 (uncertain ), VF, nice green , 3.16 g, maximum 16.9 mm, 0o, Eusebeia-Mazaka mint, 42 - 36 B.C.; draped of left, wearing diadem, bow and quiver on shoulder; BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY, stag standing left; ; $135.00 (€120.15)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., Nikopolis ad Istrum, Inferior
, to the Romans, was one of the most venerated Ancient Greek deities. The name, and the goddess herself, may have been pre-Greek. Homer refers to her as Agrotera, Potnia Theron: of the wildland, Mistress of . The Arcadians believed she was the daughter of Demeter. In the classical period, was described as the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of . She was goddess of the , wild , wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women; she often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows. The deer and the cypress were sacred to her. In later Hellenistic times, she even assumed the ancient role of Eileithyia in aiding childbirth.RP77042. Bronze assarion, 184.108.40.206 (R5), I/I 1222, 873, 2118 (R6) var. (laureate), VF, green , porous, 5.358 g, maximum 19.8 mm, 210o, Nicopolis ad Istrum (Nikyup, Bulgaria) mint, Aug 138 - 7 Mar 161 A.D.; AVT AI A∆PIA ANTΩNEIN, right; NEIKOΠOΛEITΩN, standing right, bow in left hand, drawing arrow from quiver on shoulder with right hand; ; $125.00 (€111.25)
Korykos, , 1st Century B.C.
Korykos (Corycus) was the for Seleucia, an important harbor and commercial town. The Romans defeated the fleet of Antiochus the Great near Korykos, in 191 B.C. In Roman imperial times emperors usually kept a fleet there to watch over the pirates.
was the messenger of the gods and the god of commerce and thieves. He was the son of Zeus and the nymph Maia. His include the and winged sandals.GB71455. Bronze AE 16, 1099, 800 var. (EΠI/∆H) II p. 462, 1 var. ( , YB/ME), -, -, -, gVF, much nicer than the BnF plate coin, 2.463 g, maximum 16.4 mm, 45o, Korykos (Kizkalesi, Turkey) mint, Roman rule, 1st century B.C.; draped of right, bow and quiver over shoulder, below chin; standing left, holding laurel branch in right, leaning with left arm on column, EΠI over ∆I on left, KΩPYKIΩTΩN downward on right; $120.00 (€106.80)
Thasos, , c. 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
Thasos had been subject to , Sparta, Athens or for most of its history. After the Battle of Cynoscephalae in 197 B.C., Rome granted Thasos its "freedom." It was a "free" state in the time of Pliny, the 1st century A.D. Of course, Thasos was "free" under Rome only in much the same way that Rome was a "republic" under and the emperors.GB67669. Bronze AE 20, p. 225, 105; 1057 - 1059 var. ( ); , p. 189, pl. V, 60 ff. var. (same); 1107 var. (same), F, green , 7.485 g, maximum 20.3 mm, 180o, Thasos mint, c. 2nd - 1st century B.C.; diademed and draped of right, bow and quiver over shoulder; ΘAΣIΩN, Herakles standing right, drawing bow about to shoot an arrow, nude but for lion's skin tied around neck and falling over his shoulders, right; ; $110.00 (€97.90)
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