Lot of 20 Nice Roman Coins
LT85505. Bronze Lot, 20 nice Roman coins, many , most or all VF, unattributed, no tags or flips, the actual coins in the photograph, , , bargain priced @$15 each; $300.00 (€267.00)
20 Better Small Ancient Greek Bronze Coins
These appear to be better coins selected from the same group as our other small Greek bronze lots (selected by our consignor, not by ).
LT85504. Bronze Lot, 20 better small Greek bronze coins, unattributed to , no tags or flips, the actual coins in the photograph, , ; $250.00 (€222.50)
, August 253 - September 268 A.D.
Emperors frequently made vows to for protection. The Roman's believed as the of the gods, favored those in positions of authority similar to his own. For a time at least, it appears favored . He ruled for another 14 years, which was a long reign in the age of the Thirty Pretenders. Alas, it seems every emperor eventually fell from favor since none of them are alive today.RA64622. Silver , 26u, J143, 377, 10241, VF, , centered, , 3.501 g, maximum 24.4 mm, 0o, mint, Aug 253 - Aug 254 A.D.; IMP C GALLIENVS AVG, and right; (to the protector), standing facing, nude but for cloak behind, left, thunderbolt in right, long vertical behind in left; ; $100.00 (€89.00)
Roman Republic, T. Cloulius (or Cloelius), 98 B.C.
The refers to Marius' victories over the Teutones and Ambrones at Aquae Sextiae in 102 B.C. and the Cimbri at Vercellae in 101 B.C. Cloelius, a Marian faction partisan, struck as . believes this issue financed settlement of Marius' veterans, partly in Cisalpine Gaul. -- Roman Republican Coinage by Michael H. RR66896. Silver , 586b, 332/1c, 2b, 1112 var. (•R• ), 212, aVF, rough, 1.488 g, maximum 15.4 mm, 45o, mint, 98 B.C.; laureate of right, pellet over R· (control symbol) before neck; right in left over shoulder, crowning with in right hand, seated Gaulish captive at base of , T·CLOVLI (VL ) downward in center, Q in ; $100.00 (€89.00)
, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D.
On 14 April 70 A.D. surrounded Jerusalem. He allowed pilgrims to enter to celebrate Passover but this was a trap to put pressure on supplies of food and water; he refused to allow them to leave. On 10 May he began his assault on the walls. The third wall fell on 25 May. The second wall fell on 30 May. On 20 July stormed the Temple Mount. On 4 August 70 A.D. destroyed the Temple. The Jewish fast of Tisha B'Av mourns the Fall of Jerusalem annually on this date.RS70291. Silver , , 1, 21; 94a; 17; 10; 2284, VF, excellent portrait, , on a , small edge cracks, 3.231 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 135o, mint, 70 A.D.; IMP AVG, laureate right; , standing left, in right hand, transverse in left; $100.00 (€89.00)
, Augusta July 249 - April/August 253 A.D.
Pudicitia, modesty and chastity, was for Romans the highest regarded female virtue. For an unmarried girl, pudicitia meant virginity. For a wife, it meant faithfulness and devotion to her husband. Romans loved the story of , an ultimate example of Roman pudicitia. When the emperor ordered her husband Paetus to end his own life, he hesitated. took his dagger and stabbed herself to set an example, saying, "Paetus, it doesn't hurt."RS70595. Silver , 59b, 19, 10, 9495, gVF, , 4.296 g, maximum 21.7 mm, 180o, mint, 250 A.D.; HER ETRVSCILLA AVG, draped right, crescent behind shoulders, wearing , hair in horizontal ridges, plait looped at the back of neck; , Pudicitia (modesty) seated left, drawing veil from with right hand, in left hand; $100.00 (€89.00)
, , Second Democracy, 466 - 405 B.C.
Following Heron's death, democracy was in 466 B.C. Similar to at Athens, the polis was governed by a council and popular assembly with an executive consisting of elected generals or strategoi. fought against Athens 427 - 424 B.C. and again 415 - 413 B.C.; ultimately was victorious. With further reforms by Diocles, the democratic nature of Syracuse's political structure was further strengthened.GS90331. Silver hemilitron, 716 (V351/R717), 1390 (R2), -, -, -, F, grainy, 0.347 g, maximum 9.7 mm, mint, c. 420 - 415 B.C.; of nymph Arethusa right, hair in ; S-Y-R-A, clockwise within a wheel of four pokes; ex Numismatik ; ; $100.00 (€89.00)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Barbaric Imitative
Tribal peoples outside the Empire struck coinage imitative of Roman types beginning in the second century B.C. and continued to strike imitative types even after the Western Empire ceased to exist. Several official issues used this , but the is exotic and crude. These legends were never used on any official issues.RS90386. Silver , for possible prototype: cf. 516, 719, 678 (Roman official, ad Mare mint, 198 - 202 A.D.), gVF, fantastic unofficial , frosty surfaces, 2.520 g, maximum 17.9 mm, 180o, tribal mint, c. 198 - 210 A.D.; S VERVS - P, laureate right; TR - PO CO VICTO AVG, ascending left, open in both , round on a low base at feet on left; $100.00 (€89.00)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Barbaric Imitative
Tribal peoples outside the Empire struck coinage imitative of Roman types beginning in the second century B.C. and continued to strike imitative types even after the Western Empire ceased to exist. Several official issues used this , but the is exotic and crude. These legends were never used on any official issues.RS90412. Silver , for possible prototype: cf. 497a, 642 (Roman official, ad Mare mint, 198 A.D.), VF, double struck, off-center, 2.603 g, maximum 18.1 mm, 180o, unofficial mint, [...] CAE L SEP SEV IWC (or similar, blundered), laureate right; [...]TAS (blundered, S reversed), seated left, with in her right hand feeding snake rising from at her feet, in left; $100.00 (€89.00)
, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D.
A.D. 238 was the year of six emperors. Thrax was killed (along with his son ) when his soldiers mutinied. was killed in battle. hanged himself. was lynched by his bodyguard. was beaten and dragged naked through the streets of before being killed by the Praetorians. lived to become sole emperor.RS90445. Silver , 8655, 4, 302, 9, VF, centered, frosted, 2.691 g, maximum 23.2 mm, 135o, mint, 238 - 239 A.D.; M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, , draped, and right; (the foresight of the Emperor), standing left, globe in right hand, transverse long in left; $100.00 (€89.00)
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