, 15 January 69 - 17 April 69 A.D., Roman Provincial
ruled for just a few months. The mint of struck coins with his name, though the portrait bears little resemblance to those of the other mints. It is possible that produced coins without having an image of the new emperor.RP84745. Bronze , 5364 (3 spec.); 257; 336; 26, 217; 376; 710; 18.13; 189 (R4); -, F, attractive brown tone, , light scratches, , 16.768 g, maximum 30.2 mm, 0o, mint, 69 A.D.; AYTOK MAPK OΘΩNOΣ KAIΣ ΣEB, laureate right, beveled edge; of right, wearing papyrus diadem, behind right shoulder, date LA (year 1) before; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; extremely ; $1300.00 (€1157.00)
, , Italy, c. 275 - 250 B.C.
In angst at not seducing with her voice, the siren , threw herself into the sea and died. Her body washed up on the near . There she was not envisioned as one of the insidious monsters of Homer, but rather like a dead hero, she was enshrined and deified and her name was given to an early settlement on the site. held funerary torch-races to commemorate and her nearby tomb and sanctuary were among the local places of interest. The river god was her father.GS84679. Silver nomos, 440; 381; 100, 63; 483; 586; -, VF, , , on a , porous, 7.114 g, maximum 18.8 mm, 45o, mint, c. 275 - 250 B.C.; of siren left, wearing , triple-pendant earring, and necklace, EY behind neck; the river-god in the form of a , walking left, turned facing, flying left above, placing on river-god's , ΛOY below, NEOΠOΛITHΣ in ; $580.00 (€516.20)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Traianopolis,
Hebros is the Romanized version of the original Thracian Ebros. Today it is the Maritsa river or, in , the Evros. The river enters the Aegean Sea near Enez. The lower course of the Maritsa/Evros forms of the Bulgarian-Greek and most of the Greek-Turkish . The upper Maritsa valley runs east-west in Bulgaria. The unnavigable river is used for power production and irrigation.
The Three , named Euphrosyne, Aglaia and Thalia, were the attendants of (Aphrodite).
SH74540. Brass AE 31, 27 (V13/R24), 2739, -, -, F, , cleaning scratches, , 11.934 g, maximum 31.2 mm, 15o, , Traianopolis mint, hegemon Statilus Barbarus; AYK Λ CEΠ - CEYHPOC Π, laureate right; HΓ CTATI BAPBAPOY TPAIANOΠO−ΛITΩN, River-god Hebrus reclining left on upturned urn; the Charites (the Three ) behind his legs standing facing; left and middle Charites with heads right, left Charis holding rod(?), middle Charis holding ; big 31 mm bronze!; very ; $520.00 (€462.80)
Piakos, , c. 425 - 400 B.C.
Struck with unsigned dies by the "Maestro della Foglia." was the first to suggest that this famed artist who magnificent masterpieces for Katane, was also the engraver for the dies of this Piakos' coinage. Other experts have agreed. This particular might have been his very first . dates the to a possible period of transitory independence, 425 - 424 B.C., during the time of the first Carthaginian invasion of to shortly after Gela's conference. Other authorities date it as late as 400 B.C.SH71341. Bronze tetras, III p. 198, 2; pl. LX, 14; 1101 (R1); -; -; -; -, VF, 2.357 g, maximum 14.4 mm, 45o, Piakos mint, c. 425 - 400 B.C.; P•I•A•K (pellets are mark of value), laureate and horned of a young river-god left; hound right attacking fallen stag right, seizing her by the throat, barley kernel on left and another on right; ; $300.00 (€267.00)
Gela, , 420 - 405 B.C.
Gela, named after the river Gela, was founded by from Rhodos and around 688 B.C. In 424 B.C., the Congress of Gela established a "Sicily for the Sicilians" platform and formed a league that pushed back the Athenian attempt to conquer the island. The city had a history of internal strife between its plebs and aristocrats. When the Carthaginians arrived in 311 BC, they easily captured the Gela with the of its elites. In 282 B.C., Phintias of Agrigento ruthlessly destroyed Gela to crush its power forever. In Roman times it was only a small settlement.
SH76948. Bronze tetras, III p. 17, 32/1; 516; 115; 283; 314; , p. 73, 66; 379 (S), gVF, on a broad , nice green , light marks and corrosion, 3.408 g, maximum 17.5 mm, 90o, Gela mint, 420 - 405 B.C.; bull standing left, lowered and turned slightly facing, barley kernel over ΓEΛAΣ above, three pellets in ; horned of beardless young river-god Gela right, no diadem, floating hair, barley kernel behind; ; $290.00 (€258.10)
Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria, , 5 - 4 B.C., Legate P. Quinctilius Varus
Publius Quinctilius Varus was a Roman general and politician under . From 7 or 6 B.C. until 4 B.C. he governed where he was known for harsh rule and high taxes. Josephus mentions the action of Varus in 4 B.C., against a revolt in following the death of Herod the Great. Varus occupied Jerusalem and crucified 2000 rebels. Varus is most infamous for losing three Roman legions in an ambush by Germanic tribes led by Arminius in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, at which point he took his own life. Upon hearing the news, tore his clothes, refused to cut his hair for months and, for years afterward, was heard, upon occasion, to moan, "Quinctilius Varus, give me back my Legions!" (Quintili Vare, legiones redde!).RP84651. Bronze trichalkon, 87; 50c; 4252; 92; 640; p. 159, 59; 402 (S), F, centered on a , dark with red earthen highlighting, , light corrosion, 5.501 g, maximum 20.0 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, legate P. Quinctilius Varus, 5 - 4 B.C.; laureate of Zeus right; ANTIOXEΩ EΠI OVAPOV, seated right on , turreted, wearing and , frond in her right hand, half-length figure of river-god swimming right below, his turned facing, ZK (Actian Era year 27) in the right ; ; $200.00 (€178.00)
Gallic Empire, , Summer 260 - Spring 269 A.D.
The Rhine and the Danube formed most of the northern inland frontier of the Roman Empire.RA72656. , 2371, 355b, 88c, 87, 10991, 123, - (p. lxxxviii), gVF, scratches, 3.812 g, maximum 24.5 mm, 180o, Agrippinensis ( , Germany) mint, 1st emission, 2nd phase, 260 - 261 A.D.; IMP C POSTVMVS , , draped, and right; (health of the provinces), river-god (Rhine) reclining left, horned, nude to the waist, around hips and legs, resting right forearm on prow of a boat, reed cradled in left hand and arm, left elbow resting on urn behind; $150.00 (€133.50)
, , Italy, c. 317 - 280 B.C.
Before it was refounded as (meaning "new city"), Naples was called , named for the daughter of the river-god and the Muse . cast herself into the sea and drowned when her songs failed to entice Odysseus. Her body washed ashore at Naples. When people from the city of Cumae settled there, they named their city in her . Roman myth tells a different tale, in which a called Vesuvius was enamored with . In jealousy, Zeus turned the into a and into the city of Naples. Thwarted in his desire, Vesuvius's anger is manifested in the mountain's frequent eruptions.GB85096. Bronze AE 17, 267, 636, IIa 32, 582, VF, , pitting, 4.325 g, maximum 16.7 mm, 0o, (Naples, Italy) mint, c. 317/310 - 280 B.C.; NEOΠOΛITΩN, laureate of left, ∆P behind; Acheloios Sebethos as a standing right, turned facing, lightning bolt over E above; from the Molinari Collection; ; $150.00 (€133.50)
, , 3rd Century B.C.
The on the coinage of is probably Acheloios Pamisos since (modern Karditza) is located near the source of the Pamisos River. -- : Sinews of Acheloios. A Comprehensive Catalog of the Bronze Coinage of the , With Essays on Origin and Identity by Nicholas J. Molinari & Nicola SisciGB85095. Bronze trichalkon, 497, I 1208.1, 483.1-3, 411, 257, Fair/Fine, rough, 7.229 g, maximum 19.6 mm, 135o, (Karditsa, ) mint, 3rd century B.C.; laureate of right; MHTPOΠOΛITΩN, forepart of Acheloios Pamisos as left, facing, ribbons hanging from , below; from the Molinari Collection; ; $135.00 (€120.15)
, Augusta, 13 Mar 222 - Feb/Mar 235 A.D., Antioch, Seleukis and Pieria,
RY84567. Bronze 8 assaria, cf. 857(a) ( ); 665; p. 209, 491; 3044; 257; 491b (all leg. variants), aVF, broad , corrosion, 13.501 g, maximum 30.9 mm, 180o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, IVΛ CEBACTH, draped right, wearing ; ANTIOXE-WN MH KO, seated left on , wearing turreted crown, and , grain ears in right hand, left hand resting on rock; ram above leaping left with right; inner right; river-god swimming left below; ∆ - E over in two lines divided flanking across above center; $120.00 (€106.80)
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