, Augusta 220 and 221 - 222 A.D.
was the second and fourth wife of . She was a Virgin and was the high priest of the sun-god Heliogabal. held parallel marriage ceremonies; married and Heliogabal married . This was extremely offensive to the Romans since Virgins were prohibited from marriage during their 30-year vow of chastity. and , as well as Heliogabal and , were divorced in order to restore public confidence and was quickly remarried. However, divorced his third wife within a few months and remarried . Returning to sealed his fate. and his mother were murdered; their bodies were dragged through the streets of Rome and thrown in the .RS79623. Silver , E228 (R), 6, E337, 7680, -, VF, porous, edge cracks, slightly off center , 2.590 g, maximum 19.1 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 220 - 222 A.D.; IVLIA AQVILIA AVG, draped right, bare, neatly waved and fastened in a queue at the back; , and standing facing one another, clasping , she wears a , with a fold of drapery over her arm, he holds a in his left hand, between them below ; ; $450.00 (€400.50)
, Augusta 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D., Wife of
In Roman religion, was the goddess of agreement, understanding, and marital harmony. The cult of Augusta ("Majestic Harmony") was of special importance to the imperial household. She is usually depicted wearing a long cloak and holding a (sacrificial ), a (symbol of prosperity), or a (symbol of peace).RB26685. , AP1368, AP2198, 50, 22, 4710, VF, 19.689 g, maximum 31.5 mm, 0o, Rome mint, struck under , 157 - 161 A.D.; FAVSTINA , draped right, hair wavy and drawn back into at back; , standing left, in extended right, in left hand, across below center; $360.00 (€320.40)
, Augusta July or August 219 - about September 220 A.D., First Wife of
In 219, arranged for her grandson to marry . The wedding was a lavish ceremony and Paula was given the honorific title of Augusta. In 220, he divorced her and married , a Virgin.RS79622. Silver , 172, 6a, 211, 1, 7655, VF, nice portrait, excellent centering, frosty surfaces, 3.077 g, maximum 19.5 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 219 - 220 A.D.; IVLIA PAVLA AVG, bare-headed, draped right; , seated left, in right hand, left elbow resting on arm of throne, in left ; ; $260.00 (€231.40)
, Augusta 202 - 22 January 205 A.D., Wife of
, the goddess of agreement, understanding, and marital harmony, did not favor and . and hated each other, lived separately, and the 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.RS79620. Silver , 363, 1, 411, 7065, -, EF, attractive portrait, split, 3.538 g, maximum 20.1 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 202 - 22 Jan 205 A.D.; PLAVTILLA , draped right; , standing half left, in right hand, long vertical behind in left hand; ; $210.00 (€186.90)
, 25 September 275 - June 276 A.D.
This is dedicated to Tacitus' harmony with his soldiers. Harmony with the soldiers was important for an emperor's survival, since many were killed by their own men.RA76993. , 3682 (7 examples), 11772, -, -, -, aEF, and struck, most remaining, slight , 3.539 g, maximum 21.9 mm, 0o, (Sisak, Croatia) mint, issue 3, phase 2, early 276 A.D.; IMP C M CL TACITVS P AVG, , draped, and right; , , on left, standing right, clasping with , standing left, XXIS in ; very ; $170.00 (€151.30)
, August or September 270 - October or November 275 A.D.
identifies this for as either an as or a reduced . The as (or reduced ) is a very this late in the empire.RA76203. Bronze as, 1871, 145d0(1), 297, 33, 11646, 80 var. ( number), 27 var. (4th ), VF, , nice green , , 6.041 g, maximum 26.7 mm, 180o, 1st (?), Rome mint, issue 11, early - September 275; IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, laureate and right; , Emperor and empress clasping , above and between them a and draped of Sol right; $155.00 (€137.95)
Gallic Empire, , Summer 260 - Spring 269 A.D., Struck by
Struck by in the name of during his hold of against . died during the siege but the new emperor brought the rebellion to an end.RA76393. , 19b, 373, 613, 2482 - 2493, 215 ff., 6b, - (p. xcv), aEF, attractive portrait, traces of , , 4.209 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 0o, 2nd , Mediolanum ( , Italy) mint, 3rd emission, middle 268 A.D.; IMP POSTVMVS AVG, , draped, and right; , standing left, right foot on prow, pouring libations from in right hand, rudder on globe in left hand, S in ; from the Scott Collection; $155.00 (€137.95)
, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D.
In 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius spawned a deadly cloud of volcanic gas, stones, ash and fumes to a height of 33 km (20.5 miles), spewing molten rock and pulverized pumice at the rate of 1.5 million tons per second, ultimately releasing a hundred thousand times the thermal energy released by the Hiroshima bombing. The towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum were obliterated and buried underneath massive pyroclastic surges and . An estimated 16,000 people died from the eruption. Historians have learned about the eruption from the eyewitness account of Pliny the Younger, a Roman administrator and poet.RS79265. Silver , , 1, V1081; 393; V269; V249; 2643, aVF, , , bumps and marks, 3.203 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 180o, Rome mint, as , 79 A.D.; DOMITIANVS •, laureate right; (the first of youths), clasped holding on prow; $125.00 (€111.25)
, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D., and
celebrating the between and .SH90561. Brass , 1546; -; -; -; -; -, aF, rough, pitted, varnished, 30.353 g, maximum 41.5 mm, 0o, (Bergama, Turkey) mint, P. Pius, 180 - 182 A.D.; AV KAI M AVPH KOMMO∆OC, laureate and draped right, from behind, oval ( ?); EΠI CTP Π AI ΠIOY KOINON OMONOIA, Asklepios on left, standing slightly right, snake entwined staff in right hand; cult statue of of on left, standing facing, wearing and veil, arms extended with supports; ΠEPΓAMHNΩN KAI EΦECIΩN in ; HUGE 41mm !; very ; $115.00 (€102.35)
, August 253 - September 268 A.D.
This coin was dedicated to Gallienus' relations with the army. eventually fell out of harmony with his guard and officers. He was ambushed and murdered by his own men. The future emperors and were likely both involved in the conspiracy leading to his assassination.SH77278. Silver , 15u, J132, 131a, 10190, J3, VF, excellent portrait, metal, , , flatly struck centers, 3.700 g, maximum 23.5 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 254 A.D.; IMP C GALLIENVS AVG, and right, from the front; CONCORDIAE EXERCIT (Harmony with the army), standing facing, left, in right hand, double in left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; $115.00 (€102.35)
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