In 146, received the imperium proconsular and the Younger was given the title Augusta.SH73156. , 1669, 767a, 974, 320, 709, 4168, VF, nice green , nice portrait, light scratches, , 22.051 g, maximum 31.5 mm, 0o, Rome mint, c. 146 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG - P P TR P, laureate right; Antoninus in slow left, eagle-tipped in left, reins in right, / S C in two lines in ; $600.00 (€534.00)
This coin is in an unusual slab with a clear plastic dome over the . The dome looks attractive but the coin is impossible to photograph. The coin is normally and evenly dark, much nicer than the photo with its strange banded light and dark reflections off the dome.
This commemorates acclamation as for the second time, recognizing the of Q. Lollius Urbicus over the Brigantes in Britain, and the construction of the Antonine Wall.
SL84529. , 717b, 179, 252, 434, 4182, 1612 var. (No TR P), VF30 (4625583), Rome mint, 143 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG P P TR P , laureate and draped right, from behind; II, alighting right, wings spread, holding transverse with both , ( ) flanking at thighs; certified (slabbed) by , from the Dr. Sam Mansourati Collection; $300.00 (€267.00)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., ,
The curule chair was for magistrates including dictators, masters of the horse, consuls, praetors, censors, and the curule aediles. As a form of a throne, it might be given as an to foreign kings recognized formally as a friend (amicus) by the Roman people or senate. Designed for use by commanders in the , the curule chair could be folded for easy transport. It had no back, low arms, curved legs forming an X, and was traditionally made of or veneered with ivory.RP84096. Bronze AE 25, p. 330, 29 & pl. L, 17; -, -, -; -, -, -; -, RPC -, BMC -, VF, green , , corrosion, 12.463 g, maximum 24.8 mm, 30o, mint, Aug 138 - 7 Mar 161 A.D.; seated left on curule chair, laureate and togate, in right hand; EΦE/ΣIΩN in two lines within laurel closed at the top with an annulet; ex Bankhaus (18 Nov 1997); very ; $225.00 (€200.25)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.
RS73963. Silver , 2141/2143; 1927; 1562; 571/572; 35.384; 1358/11; -, F, inscriptions partially unstruck and off , 14.284 g, maximum 23.3 mm, 0o, mint, 29 Aug 147 - 28 Aug 148 A.D.; ANTWNEINOC CEB EYCEB (clockwise from upper right), laureate right; L EY∆EKATOY (year 11), Didymaios (Milesios) standing facing, laureate, nude, small stag in extended right hand, bow in left at side; ; $180.00 (€160.20)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., , Thracian Chersonesos
in Chersonesos Thraciae (on the Gallipoli peninsula) issued gold and silver coins under Alexander the Great and from the early 2nd century A.D. struck Roman provincial and colonial coins.RP84057. Bronze AE 17, 872 (same dies), 2888 (R6) var. (legends, grain above prow), -, -, -, -, -, VF, nice green , cutting off much of the legends, marks, 4.166 g, maximum 17.2 mm, 135o, mint, Aug 138 - 7 Mar 161 A.D.; - ANTONINVS (or similar), laureate right; AEL MVNI COELANI (or similar), war galley prow left; very ; $180.00 (€160.20)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., ad Mare, Seleucis and Pieria,
Laodikea ad Mar (Latakia, ) has been inhabited since the second millennium B.C. It was on the Via Maris, a coastal road that ran south from Antioch to and Beirut. The city was renamed by Seleucus I Nicator in of his mother, Laodice and was a major for the Seleukid Kingdom. Laodikea flourished under Rome and was second only to Antioch in the region. Herod the Great, of , furnished Laodikea with an aqueduct, the remains of which stand to the east of the town. The VI Ferrata was probably based in .RP83520. Bronze AE 25, IV 8589 (7 specs., none published); p. 256, 70 var. ( right), VF, fantastic , dark with highlighting earthen fill, both sides off-center, 10.834 g, maximum 25.2 mm, 0o, ad Mare (Latakia, ) mint, 142 - 143 A.D.; AVTO KA TI AI A∆P - ANTΩNEINON CEB, laureate, draped, and left, from behind; IOYΛIEΩN TΩN KAI ΛAO∆IKEΩN, draped of left, wearing fantastic crown of the city gate, walls and towers, bunches of grapes hanging below ear, KPA before neck, ϘP (year 190) behind; ; $170.00 (€151.30)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., Roman Provincial
Euthenia is the personification of abundance or plenty. To the Romans she was . Her attributes are heads of grain and the . She can be seated or standing and is sometimes shown emptying a .RX59567. Bronze , cf. 1609 ff.; 1301; 4146; 2561; p. 138, 1162; 430; 35.21; 1518, aF/gF, 22.959 g, maximum 33.4 mm, 0o, mint, 29 Aug 138 - 28 Aug 139 A.D.; AYT K T AIΛ A∆P − ANTΩNINOC EYCEB, bare-headed right; EYΘHNIA, Euthenia reclining left on , wearing , , and , fold in lap filled with fruit, stalks of grain and poppies in right, LB (year 2) ; $145.00 (€129.05)
Antoninus Pius' funeral ceremonies were described as elaborate but, despite the pyre depicted on this coin, according to his Augusta biography, Antoninus' body (and not his ashes) was buried in Hadrian's mausoleum. After a seven-day interval (justitium) and nominated their father for deification. In contrast to their behavior during Antoninus' campaign to deify , the senate did not oppose the emperors' wishes. A flamen, or cultic priest, was appointed to minister the cult of the deified Antoninus, now Divus Antoninus. A column was dedicated to Antoninus on the Campus , and the temple he had built in the in 141 to his deified wife was rededicated to the deified and the deified Antoninus. It survives as the of San Lorenzo in Miranda.RS84423. Silver , MA438; 27-27/12; p. 394, 60; 164a; 5193, VF, and struck, light marks, edge cracks, 3.326 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 180o, Rome mint, , emission 2, 161 A.D.; ANTONINVS, bare-headed right, slight drapery on left shoulder; , ornate funeral pyre of four tiers with on top; $130.00 (€115.70)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., Savatra,
SH57231. Bronze AE 26, 2331 (same dies); 177; 16; p. 12, 2; 5406; -, VF, 11.428 g, maximum 26.1 mm, 180o, Savatra mint, AYT KAIX A∆P ANTΩNINOC CE, laureate right; CAOYATPEΩN, uncertain male deity standing left, ears of grain in right, long reed in left, fish at feet left; city; $125.00 (€111.25)
, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., Roman Provincial
The Nilometer measured the height of the annual Nile flood. Sixteen cubits was considered the ideal height of the annual Nile flood. Less could mean drought or famine. Even in modern times grand celebrations were held when the flood reached 16 cubits. In years when the flood failed to reach 16 cubits, the celebrations were canceled, and prayers and fasting were held instead. The peak flood occurred at the end of August, which explains why the Egyptian year began on 29 August.RX66478. Bronze , 1708 (same dies); 2764 (same dies); 2230; p. 136, 1152; 35.602; -; -, aF, 22.106 g, maximum 32.18 mm, 0o, mint, 29 Aug 153 - 28 Aug 154; AYT K T AIΛ A∆P ANTWNINOC CEB EYC, laureate and draped right, from behind; reclining left, reed in right, emerging from in his left, wearing lotus crown, from waist down, domed Nilometer in background on left, L I-Z (year 17) above, right and water plants below; $125.00 (€111.25)
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