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 COS P P, standing left, long in right hand, in left hand; $360.00 (€320.40)
the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D., Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria,
stands for . According to H. R. this initial issue of coins was minted in Rome. Indeed the portrait is unmistakably that of the mint of Rome, and even if the coins were actually minted in Antioch, the dies were surely by the Rome mint.SH60149. , 899, 304, 507, EF, 13.825 g, maximum 27.6 mm, 0o, Rome or Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 244 or 246 A.D.; AYTOK K M IOYΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOY CEB, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; ∆HMAPC EΞOYCIAC, standing facing on ground line, wings open, and tail left, in beak, below wings, in ; double strike evident in , minor , small encrustations, very , handsome portrait and ; $250.00 (€222.50)
the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D.
In April 248, Philip combined celebration of Rome's 1000th with the . Festivities included spectacular games and theatrical presentations. In the Colosseum, more than 1,000 gladiators were killed along with hundreds of exotic including hippos, leopards, lions, giraffes, and one rhinoceros. At the same time, Philip elevated his son to the rank of co-Augustus. Undoubtedly the festivities included elephants, as advertised by this coin.RS77602. Silver , 5, 246A(a) (S) ( right), 5, -, -, VF, , porous, light scratches, 2.066 g, maximum 22.0 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 248 A.D.; IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, , draped, and right, from front; , walking left, ridden by mahout guiding it with rod and goad; ; $250.00 (€222.50)
, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D.
was worshiped in Rome as the goddess who prospered the year's supply of grain. She was represented on an in the capitol. The three principal granaries of Rome were , , and the African provinces. civilis was the grain which purchased each year by the Roman state, then imported and put into storage, reserved and distributed for the subsistence of the people. militaris was grain appropriated to the use of an army during a campaign.SH72366. Silver , 26a (S), 47a; p. 501, 41; 20; 7340 var. (also ), NGC XF, strike 4/5, surface 4/5 (4160837-004), removed from plastic case; excellent portrait, 2.383 g, maximum 20.0 mm, 225o, Rome or Antioch mint, Dec 217 - 8 Jun 218 A.D.; IMP C M SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; II COS P P, standing left, holding two ears of grain downward in right hand over overflowing with ears of grain at feet on left, in left hand; NGC graded but removed from plastic case (slab) but with NGC tag; $180.00 (€160.20)
Daia, Late 309 - 30 April 313 A.D., Antioch, , Civic Christian Persecution Issue
In 311, after the death of in late April or May, representatives from presented themselves before , bringing images of their gods and requested that Christians not be allowed to live in their city. Late in 311, an embassy from Antioch, led by their curator Theotecnus, also requested permission to banish Christians from their city and its territory. Other cities followed with the same request. support for Antioch's requests is advertised by this coin . Fearing his co-emperors, however, changed his mind. His edict in May 313 privileges and property to Christians. Later in 313, Licinius captured Antioch and executed Theotecnus.RY77124. quarter , 170(c), 3(a), 2954, 14927, VF, black desert with red earthen highlighting, 1.508 g, maximum 15.6 mm, 0o, 3rd , Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, c. 312 A.D.; GENIO ANTIOCHENI, seated facing on , turreted and veiled, stalks of grain in right; upper body of river-god below, standing facing in waist deep water, arms outstretched; , standing facing, left, pouring libations from in right hand, in left hand, Γ right, SMA in ; $160.00 (€142.40)
, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D.
In Roman mythology, was the minor goddess of trade and honest merchants. was also the personification of the virtues equity and fairness of the emperor ( ). The , a natural emblem of equity, express righteousness. The signifies the prosperity which results from and .RS83526. Silver , 274; 11; p. 215, 1033; 7856; -, VF, excellent portrait, , coppery areas, small edge cracks, 2.967 g, maximum 19.4 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 222 A.D.; IMP C SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate and draped right, from behind; , standing slightly left, left, in right hand, in left hand, upper left; $160.00 (€142.40)
, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D.
The same types with the same legends may have been minted for at both Rome and Antioch. Some examples with a short beard and younger are clearly of the of Rome (and probably look little like who was in the east). Some, but probably not all, examples with a longer beard and older features were probably minted at Antioch. RIC does not attempt to distinguish between the products of the two mints.RS73902. Silver , 24b; 62; p. 501, 40; 19; 7347, VF, , very dark thick , perhaps debased silver, 2.495 g, maximum 20.3 mm, 0o, Antioch (or Rome?) mint, Jan 217 A.D.; IMP C M SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate right; TR P COS P P, standing facing, left, legs crossed, long vertical in right, resting left arm on column; $140.00 (€124.60)
, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D.
This coin, dedicated by the to the health of the emperor, indicates was ill and vows had been made to , the god of medicine, for his recovery. and were fraternal twins, and had a sibling relationship. Perhaps she was also asked to the emperor. Unfortunately, and Diane could not . He died of the plague soon after this coin was struck.RA77133. , 1088 (7 spec.), 62, 219, 260, 11369 var., F, , highlighting earthen fill, cleaning scratches, 3.915 g, maximum 20.8 mm, 180o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, issue 4, c. mid 270; IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, left; (the health of the Emperor), on left, standing right, drawing arrow from quiver with right hand, bow in left hand, facing , on right, standing left, olive branch in right hand, resting on rock behind in left hand; ; $110.00 (€97.90)
, First Half of 283 - Spring 285 A.D.
A sum of Greek numerals E (5) and ∆ (4) is used to indicate the 9th in order to avoid using Θ (9). Because they sound alike, theta (Θ) was associated with Thanatos, the daemon personification of death. Theta used as a warning symbol of death, in the same way that skull and crossbones are used in modern times. It survives on potsherds used by Athenians voting for the death penalty. Also, after a funeral "Nine Days of Sorrow," were solemnly observed by the family. Romans avoided the use of theta, as we avoid the use of the number 13 today.
RL84211. , , 2, 325; 184; 12362; VI/2, p. 52; -, gVF, much , and struck on a , 3.684 g, maximum 20.3 mm, 180o, 9th , Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 4th emission, May - June 284 A.D.; IMP C CARINVS , and right, slight drapery on far shoulder; (valor of the two emperors), Emperor standing right, short in left hand, facing (or ) on right, standing left, with right hand offering on globe, long vertical behind in left hand, E∆ in lower center, XXI in ; $110.00 (€97.90)
, 11 November 308 - 18 September 324 A.D.
On 8 October 314, at the Battle of Cibalae, Constantine defeated Licinius near Cibalae (modern Vinkovci, Croatia). Licinius was forced to flee to , and lost all of the Balkans except for . The two initiated peace negotiations, but they failed and they would not make peace until 1 March 317.RB71428. , Antioch 8 (R4), I5244, 108, gVF, nice portrait, on a , 4.105 g, maximum 19.6 mm, 180o, 8th , Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 313 - 314 A.D.; IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS , laureate right; (to the protector of the two Emperors), standing left, nude but for cloak over shoulders, on globe in right offering , long vertical behind in left, at feet with in beak, over H over III in right , ANT in ; $100.00 (€89.00)
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