, and , October 49 - 15 March 44 B.C.
This coin declares as for the second time, consul for the third time, and . The of refers to the grain producing wealth delivered to Rome by his in . The D (and on similar coins an M) indicates this was struck to be distributed as a donativum (largess) or munus (gift) to his legions. Some may have been distributed at Caesar's quadruple triumph celebrated in 46 B.C., when celebrations included public banquets, plays and gladiatorial games, lasting forty days. Vercingetorix was paraded and executed. Also in 46 B.C., made his nephew his heir. Queen VII of , Caesar's mistress, and Caesarion, his bastard son by her, moved into one of his residences on the . They would remain in Rome as Caesar's guests until his assassination on 15 March 44 B.C.SH84609. Silver , 467/1a, 1637, 1023, 4a; 57, 21, 1403, gVF, dark , some marks and scratches, slightly off center, 3.283 g, maximum 19.1 mm, 0o, African, (?) mint, 46 B.C.; - COS (counterclockwise from lower right, for the 2nd time, consul for the third time), of right, wreathed with grain; implements of the augurate and pontificate: (ladle), ( ), capis (jug), and (wand), ( ) above, below D (donativum = largess) to right, ( ) below; from the James Collection, purchased in 2004 from Numismatica (9A Via Barberini, Rome); $670.00 (€596.30)
Roman Republic, Sextus Magnus, 45 - 44 B.C.
This was struck while was free-booting in Spain following the Battle of Munda. was the Pompeians' battle cry at Munda and the refers to his vow to avenge the deaths of his father and elder brother. and Grueber interpret SAL as salutatus. and Buttrey identify it as a for Salpensa, but David points out that such a prominent would be unprecedented on a of the period and seems to be an integral of the .RR77515. Silver , 4 (6/D); 477/3a; 1042a; 232b, 13, gF, attractive old cabinet tone, banker's marks, light bumps and scratches, 3.331 g, maximum 19.2 mm, 90o, uncertain mint, 45 - 44 B.C.; SEX IMP SAL, of Cnaeus Magnus ( ) right; standing left, branch in right hand, long transverse in left hand, downward on right; From the Andrew McCabe Collection, Numismatics auction 23, lot 372, ex Gemini auction X (13 Jan 2013), lot 261, ex Randy Haviland Collection; very ; $640.00 (€569.60)
Katane, , c. 186 - 70 B.C.
For rescuing their aged parents from an eruption of Mt. Etna, the Romans idolized the Katanean brothers as the embodiment of the Roman virtue .GI76343. Bronze AE 21, III p. 98, 10; 1285; 196; 454; p. 52, 72; 626 (R2), VF/F, green , weak, light scratches, , 4.673 g, maximum 20.8 mm, 180o, Katane (Catania, , Italy) mint, Roman rule, c. 186 - 70 B.C.; of Dionysos right, wearing ivy , ΛAΣIO (magistrate) above, (ΩΣI?) behind; KATANΩN, the Katanean brothers, Amphinomos and Anapias, carrying their aged parents, saving them from an eruption of Mt. Etna; very ; $300.00 (€267.00)
, Augusta 202 - 22 January 205 A.D., Wife of
Although this coin suggests and desired an heir, it would have been difficult because their mutual hatred was so strong they even refused to dine together. Their marriage was likely never consummated. After the fall and execution of her father, Caracalla's Praetorian Prefect, she was exiled to the Lipari islands and executed in 212 A.D.RS79621. Silver , 367, 16, 422, 7072, VF, nice portrait, , edge cracks, 3.431 g, maximum 18.6 mm, 0o, Rome mint, c. 203 A.D.; PLAVTILLA , draped right, hair wavy, plait looped at back of neck; (to the piety of the two emperors), standing facing, right, long vertical in right hand, child on left arm; ; $180.00 (€160.20)
, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D.
A nice little boy portrait with no sign of the monster he would become.RS79933. Silver , 68; 686; p. 234, 396; p. 52, 23; 6908, VF, excellent boy portrait, , 3.498 g, maximum 18.3 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 202 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG, laureate and draped boy's right; PON TR P V COS, standing left, togate and veiled, sacrificing over lit tripod from a in right hand, in left hand; ; $165.00 (€146.85)
, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D.
in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man or woman with respected his or her responsibilities to the gods, family, other people and entities (such as the state), and understood his or her place in society with respect to others.RS77586. Silver 129, 186, 8677, -, EF, very broad , some luster, tiny edge cracks, 2.904 g, maximum 21.7 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 241 A.D.; IMP GORDIANVS AVG, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; (the piety of the Emperor), standing slightly left, veiled left, raising both in prayer; $145.00 (€129.05)
, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.
in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man or woman with respected his or her responsibilities to the gods, family, other people and entities (such as the state), and understood his or her place in society with respect to others.RS79616. Silver , S572, S165, 150, 16, 6600, VF, nice portrait, full circles centering on and , some die wear, , 3.543 g, maximum 19.9 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 204 A.D.; IVLIA , draped right; (to the piety of the two emperors), standing half left, veiled, dropping incense on with right hand, box in left hand; $125.00 (€111.25)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.
When the young heir suddenly died on 1 January 138 A.D., the aged selected Antoninus, a distinguished senator, as the new heir. Since Antoninus was already 52-year-old, also selected heirs for Antoninus himself: his 17-year-old nephew and the 8-year-old son of the late , .RS84421. Silver , H450, 1061, H1010, H408, -, -, VF, and struck, die wear with strong flow lines, edge cracks, 3.290 g, maximum 19.8 mm, 180o, Rome mint, as , 25 Feb - 10 Jul 138 A.D.; IMP ANTONINVS, right; TRIB POT COS, standing left, veiled and draped, in extended right hand, double in left hand; ; $125.00 (€111.25)
, Augusta c. 164 - 182 A.D., Wife of
For Roman wives, piety often meant accepting neglect. It was not considered adultery for a Roman husband to have sex with slaves or unmarried women. The historian Spartianus wrote that after complained, reproached her: "Uxor enim dignitatis nomen est, non voluptatis" (Wife is the name of dignity, not bliss).RB83576. , 1756, 1161, 54, 27, 5505, F, glossy dark sea-green , light corrosion on , rough areas on , squared , 19.43 g, maximum 30.9 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 164 - 166 A.D.; LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI , draped right; , standing left, veiled, raising her right hand, perfume-box in left hand, flaming at feet on left, ( ) flanking across ; $110.00 (€97.90)
, Augusta February or March 244 - September or October 249 A.D.
in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man or woman with respected his or her responsibilities to the gods, family, other people and entities (such as the state), and understood his or her place in society with respect to others.RS73597. Silver , 130, 43, 8, 9158, VF, excellent portrait, centered, , 3.923 g, maximum 22.9 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 247 A.D.; OTACIL AVG, draped right set on crescent; (piety of the Emperor), standing left, veiled, extending right hand, box of incense in left; $100.00 (€89.00)
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