Iol-Caesarea, , , c. 25 B.C. - 24 A.D.
Phoenicians from founded Iol as a trading station around 400 B.C. It became a of the kingdom of under , c. 160 - 104 B.C. In 29 B.C., Roman emperor made the Numidian and his wife II (daughter of Marc Antony and of ) and queen of . The capital was established at Iol, which was renamed Caesarea in of the emperor.GB85358. Bronze 1/4 Unit, MAA 147; III, p. 177, 290 (uncertain mint); 684 var. ( left), F, dark green , , light corrosion, 2.102 g, maximum 15.4 mm, 270o, Iol-Caesarea (Cherchell, Algeria) mint, c. 25 B.C. - 24 A.D.; of left, wearing vulture crown and horned solar-disk headdress; three ears of barley; extremely ; $180.00 (Ä160.20)
, 7 March 161 - 17 March 180 A.D., Cyrene,
, volume IV, the latest reference, identifies the mint for this as Cyrene, a correction from Caesarea, .RP85472. Bronze provincial , IV temp 6846; 339 (Caesarea); p. 68, 183 (Caesarea); 245 var. (drapery, Caesarea), aF, , dark , scratches, earthen encrustations, 20.661 g, maximum 29.6 mm, 0o, Cyrene mint, 170 - 171 A.D.; AVTOK KAIC M AYPHA - ANWNEINOC CEB, laureate right; ∆HMAPXIK - EZOYC K∆ (tribunicia potestate 24), bearded and horned of Zeus right; very ; $145.00 (Ä129.05)
, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D., ,
Our specimen appears to be struck in copper prompting us naming it "as" but the heavy , which is usual for the series over several years probably means that these coins were valued as a .
MMIV on the stands for Municipes Municipii Julii Uticensis.SH32262. Copper as (or
), 738, VF, 12.456 g, maximum 29.4 mm, 0o, , mint, 28 - 29 A.D.; , left; C MARSO PROCOS II SEX TADIVS FAVSTVS IIV, Livia seated right, in left, in extended right, M - M / I - V across fields; SOLD
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