Roman, Bronze , 4th - 5th Century A.D.
The exhibits central European influence, perhaps Gaul, Goth or Germanic.
AA59778. Roman bronze , 1.7 inches; in the form of a bird with detail on both sides, nice; from an New Jersey collection, $195.00 (Ä173.55)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Antiocheia,
A temple of has been excavated at Antioch, . , the Greek moon-goddess, was female, which seems natural because the female menstrual cycle follows the lunar month. But was a male moon-god, probably originally of the indigenous non-Greek Karian people. By Roman times, was worshiped across Anatolia and in . He was associated with fertility, healing, and punishment. is usually depicted with a crescent moon behind his shoulders, wearing a , and holding a lance or sword in one hand and a pine-cone or in the other. His other attributes include the and cock.RP79936. Bronze AE 23, , group A, XIX/25; 4927; 1205; p. 180, 22; -, VF, nice green , brassy high points, 5.406 g, maximum 22.9 mm, 180o, Antiocheia mint, IMP SEP SEV AVG, laureate, draped, and left; ANTIOCH COLONIAE, standing facing, crescent on shoulders, right, wearing , left foot on , long vertical in right hand, in left hand, rooster left at feet behind; $120.00 (Ä106.80)
Cales, , Italy, c. 265 - 240 B.C.
The Romans captured Cales in 335 B.C. and established a colony in 334 with Latin rights of 2,500 citizens. It was an important base in the war against Hannibal. Before 184 B.C. more settlers were sent there. After the it became a municipium. Its fertile territory and manufacture of black glazed , which was even exported to , made it prosperous. Inscriptions name six gates of the town: and there are considerable remains of antiquity, especially of an amphitheater and theater, of a supposed temple, a Roman necropolis, and other .GB77978. Bronze AE 22, 322; 188; p. 80, 26; 548; 435, aVF, two splits, 6.326 g, maximum 21.9 mm, 225o, Cales (Calvi Risorta, Italy) mint, c. 265 - 240 B.C.; of left in crested Corinthian helmet, of dots; cock standing right, upper left, CALENΩ downward on right, of dots; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $100.00 (Ä89.00)
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