Roman , Seal, c. 150 - 250 A.D.
A (plural, Bullae), is a lump of clay or lead molded around a cord and stamped with a seal that identifies the sender. With a in place a container cannot be violated without visible damage to either the or the cord, thereby ensuring the contents remain tamper-proof until they reach their destination. AS46909. Roman
, seal, 1.489 g, maximum 18.7 mm, c. 150 - 250 A.D.; SOLD
, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D.
or , Zeus to the Greeks, was the of the gods and god of the sky and thunder, and of laws and social order. As the deity of ancient Rome, he was the chief god of the Capitoline Triad, with his sister and wife . The father of , he is therefore the grandfather of and , the legendary founders of Rome.SH46904. Silver
, 69, 80, 123, 1943, aVF, 3.318 g, maximum 19.1 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 67 - 68 A.D.; IMP , laureate right; ( the Preserver), seated left, bare to the waist, thunderbolt in right, long vertical behind in left; full legends, strong (John Belushi-ish) portrait; ; SOLD
, Augusta 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D., Wife of
"Saeculi Felicitas" means happy times, referring to the empire's new heirs. The two infants are the twin sons of and , and Antoninus, born 31 August 161, at Lanuvium, near Rome. Antoninus died at age four. succeeded as emperor.SH54388. Silver
, MA712; 191; MA139; p. 352, 16; 5260, , 3.468 g, maximum 17.4 mm, 0o, Rome mint, struck under , 161 A.D.; FAVSTINA , diademed and draped right; , two infant boys seated facing on a draped throne; SOLD
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