, 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 ; $580.00 (€516.20)
, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D.
stands perfectly at her ease, with legs crossed and leaning on a column, clearly relaxed, having nothing to fear. was praised for restoring security by eliminating the fratricidal son of Severus, long feared as the most cruel tyrant of , beloved only by a venal soldiery, whom his largesses had enriched.SH77277. Silver , 92b, 80, 122c (Antioch), 32 var. (draped, no ), 7365, EF, nearly as struck, light tone on luster, portrait, , small edge cracks, 3.140 g, maximum 20.0 mm, 0o, mint, IMP C M SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate and right; (time of security), standing facing, left, in right hand, left leg crossed in front of right, leaning with left forearm on column; $500.00 (€445.00)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
Issued to commemorate in Britain. Between 208 and 210 A.D., and his son campaigned into Scotland (then Caledonia) and also Hadrian's Wall. The victories in the pacified the island for the remainder of the century, but the aged Septimius died at Eburacum (York) in 211 A.D.SH83529. Silver , 332 (S); 727; p. 366, 51; 108; 6382, gVF, some luster, perfect centering, nice portrait, light , small edge cracks, 3.369 g, maximum 19.3 mm, 180o, mint, 210 - 211 A.D.; SEVERVS AVG , laureate right; (victories over the British), advancing right, raising in extended right hand, frond in left hand over left shoulder; ; $450.00 (€400.50)
, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D., Hadrianopolis,
refounded a Thracian tribal capital, changed its name to Hadrianopolis, developed it, adorned it with monuments, and made it the capital of the Roman province. The city is Edirne, Turkey today. From ancient times, the around Edirne has been the site of no fewer than 16 major battles or sieges. Military historian John Keegan identifies it as "the most contested spot on the globe" and attributes this to its geographical location. Licinius was defeated there by in 323, and was killed by the Goths during the Battle of Adrianople in 378.SH65237. Bronze AE 25, p. 157 & pl. XXII, 244 (V137/R244); , Suppl. II, 658; -, -, -, VF, green , 7.837 g, maximum 24.7 mm, 180o, Hadrianopolis (Edirne, Turkey) mint, IOYΛIA ∆O CEBACTH, draped right; A∆PIANOΠOΛEITΩN, galley left with four oarsmen and steersman in stern; very ; $400.00 (€356.00)
, Augusta, 221 A.D., Third Wife of , ,
In 221, after was induced to end his highly controversial marriage to the Virgin , he married the recently widowed . The marriage was intended to form an with the powerful aristocratic –Antonine clan, resulting from her blood relation to the dynasty. gave her the title of Augusta. Supporters of had hoped that , the mother of two small children from her previous marriage, would bear him a natural heir; however, she bore him no children. There are no surviving sources providing details of Faustina's short time as a Roman empress. Before the end of 221, divorced her and returned to . After her marriage to ended, she returned with her children to her Pisidian Estate where she spent the final years of her life.
The AKTIA festival and games at were founded in of Augustus' at .
RP77251. Bronze AE 23, 74; p. 242, 89; 444; 6128; -; -; -; -; -; -, aF, 7.085 g, maximum 23.0 mm, 180o, , (near Pamukkale, Turkey) mint, c. 221 - 268 A.D.; •CY-NKΛHTO-C, draped of the senate right; ΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOPΩN, A/KTI/A in three lines within a demos crown (laurel ); very ; $375.00 (€333.75)
, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D., Kyzikos,
Colossal foundations of the Temple of , sometimes ranked among the Seven Wonders of the World, are visible at Cyzicus. The columns were 21.35 meters high (about 70 feet), the highest known in the Roman Empire. Those at Baalbek in , the next highest, are only 19.35 meters (about 63 feet). Columns from both structures were recycled under Justinian I for the Hagia Sophia.RP76803. Bronze AE 26, cf. CNG e-auction 311 (25 Sep 2013), 873 (apparently otherwise unpublished), VF, nice portrait, green , about 1/5 off-center cutting of of , minor , 10.185 g, maximum 26.0 mm, 180o, Kyzikos (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 11 Apr 217 - 8 Jun 218 A.D.; AV K M OΠEΛ CEOYHP MAKPEINOC, laureate and right, seen from behind; KVZIKHNΩN NEOKO,PΩN (last three letters in ), octastyle Temple of at Cyzicus; apparently only the second known of this extremely ; $360.00 (€320.40)
, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D.
This coin is dedicated to the goddess for her quality of preserving the public peace by keeping the army true to its allegiance.SH77610. Silver , 22A (R), 60, 38, 7345, -, gVF, excellent portrait, on a full , 3.676 g, maximum 21.0 mm, 180o, mint, 217 A.D.; IMP C M SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate right, from front; TR P (high priest, tribune of the people, consul, father of the country), Militum standing slightly left, right, right foot on helmet, holding two flanking standards, one in each hand; ; $350.00 (€311.50)
, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D.
Sol Invictus ("Unconquered Sun") was the sun god of the later Roman Empire and a of soldiers. In 274 the Roman emperor made it an official cult alongside the traditional Roman cults. The god was favored by emperors after and appeared on their coins until Constantine. The last referring to Sol Invictus dates to 387 and there were enough devotees in the 5th century that Augustine found it necessary to preach against them. The date 25 December was selected for Christmas to replace the popular Roman festival Dies Natalis Solis , the "Birthday of the Unconquered Sun."RS79611. Silver , 293d; 389; p. 465, 194; 6848, -, EF, portrait, centering and strike, lustrous, tiny edge cracks, 3.157 g, maximum 19.9 mm, 180o, mint, 217 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG , laureate right; XX P P (high priest, tribune of the people for 20 years, consul for the 4th time, father of the country), Sol standing slightly left, left, nude but for over shoulders and left arm, raising right hand commanding , whip in left hand; $350.00 (€311.50)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., ,
(Stara Zagora, Bulgaria today) was founded by , c. 106 A.D. During 2nd - 3rd century A.D., it was the second largest city in Roman , after , and was fortified by strong walls. The city struck bronze coins from the time of to .RP83509. Brass AE 31, 163, 1009 (R7), -, -, F, , , 15.997 g, maximum 30.8 mm, 0o, (Stara Zagora, Bulgaria) mint, 9 Apr 193 - 4 Feb 211 A.D.; AV K Λ CEΠTI - CEVHPOC Π, laureate right; AVΓOVCT-HC TRAIAN-HC, on raised platform, flanked on each side by a tree and a stag leaping outward, standing right within the temple, holding bow in left hand and drawing arrow from quiver on shoulder with right hand; big 31 mm bronze!; very ; $300.00 (€267.00)
, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., ,
Asklepios was the son of and a mortal woman named Coronis. killed Coronis for being unfaithful but rescued the unborn Asklepios from her womb. carried the baby to the who raised and instructed him in the art of medicine. In return for some kindness, a snake taught him secret knowledge of healing. became so proficient as a healer that he surpassed both and his father, . was even able to evade death and to bring the dead back to life. Zeus killed him to restore balance to the human population but later resurrected Asclepios as a god to prevent a feud with . Zeus instructed Asclepios to never revive the dead without his approval.RP84488. Bronze AE 30, 126.96.36.199 (R5), 2204 var. ( leg.), 154 var. (same), -, -, VF, nice green , , some light corrosion, , 14.349 g, maximum 30.1 mm, 180o, ( , Bulgaria) mint, AVK M AVPH ANTΩNINOC, laureate right; OVΛΠIAC CEP∆IKHC, seated left on throne without back, torso bare, around hips and leges and over left shoulder, in right hand, snake-coiled staff in left hand; from the Dr. Sam Mansourati Collection, ex CNG e-auction 320 (12 Feb 2014), lot 281; this coin is the only example of the on Coin Archives; very ; $285.00 (€253.65)
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