, 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 ; $460.00 (€409.40)
( to the Romans) is the wife and one of three sisters of Zeus in the Olympian of Greek mythology and religion. Hera's mother is Rhea and her father Cronus. Her chief function was as the goddess of women and marriage. The cow, and the were considered sacred to her. Portrayed as majestic and solemn, often enthroned, and crowned with the . was known for her jealous and vengeful nature against Zeus' lovers and offspring, but also against mortals who crossed her. earned Hera's hatred by choosing Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess.RB79848. , C585, C208, , 90, 7114, F, scratches, areas of corrosion, 21.909 g, maximum 30.2 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 211 - 217 A.D.; IVLIA AVG, draped right, wearing ; , standing slightly left, veiled left, in right hand, long vertical in left hand, at feet on left standing left, ( ) flanking across below center; ; $230.00 (€204.70)
, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.
in her aspect as the divine ancestress of the Roman people was known as . According to , and as recorded in Virgil's Aeneid, Aeneis was the son of who fled Troy after its destruction and founded the city of Rome. , being of the , claimed direct descent from and . built a Temple of in his new . Most depictions of on Roman coinage are of the statue in the , and do not directly refer to pregnancy or fertility.RS79617. Silver , C388c, 212, 13, C25, 7106, EF, fantastic portrait, mint luster, tiny green spots of encrustation, 3.246 g, maximum 19.5 mm, 225o, Rome mint, reign of , 216 A.D.; IVLIA AVG, draped right; (Mother ), enthroned left, extending right hand, long vertical in left hand; $225.00 (€200.25)
was born in in 170 A.D. She was the youngest daughter of high-priest Julius , a descendant of the Royal House of . was famous for its Temple of the Sun, the center of worship for the ancient pagan cult El-Gebal (or Elagabal). El-Gebal, worshiped in the form of a conical black stone, was the Aramaic name for the Syrian Sun God and means God of the Mountain. was also the birthplace of three other Roman empresses, , and , and one emperor, Domna's nephew, .RS84440. Silver , 65, S624 (S), p. 103 note citing 65 ( Coll.), -, VF, nice , , porous, light marks, small deposits, 3.239 g, maximum 17.6 mm, 45o, (Homs, ) mint, 194 - 8 Apr 217 A.D.; IVLIA DOMNA AVG, draped right; , seated left on throne without back, on , rudder in right hand, in left hand; ; ; $150.00 (€133.50)
in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man or woman with respected his or her responsibilities to the gods, family, other people and entities (such as the state), and understood his or her place in society with respect to others.RS79616. Silver , S572, S165, 150, 16, 6600, VF, nice portrait, full circles centering on and , some die wear, , 3.543 g, maximum 19.9 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 204 A.D.; IVLIA , draped right; (to the piety of the two emperors), standing half left, veiled, dropping incense on with right hand, box in left hand; $125.00 (€111.25)
was born a hermaphrodite, but castrated by the gods, she became female. Heeding the Sibylline oracle, the senate brought her worship to Rome in 204 B.C. as the first officially sanctioned Eastern cult. After approval, they were dismayed to learn that the priesthood required voluntary self-castration, which was abhorrent to the Romans. Romans were barred from entering the priesthood or even entering the priest's sanctuary. The eunuch priests, recruited from outside Rome, were confined to their sanctuary, leaving only to parade in the streets during festivals in April. removed the bans on Roman participation, making worship of and her consort of the state religion.
RS84676. Silver , S564; 123; p. 163, S51; p. 42, S11; 6593, VF, nice portrait, and struck, tiny edge cracks, 3.747 g, maximum 19.1 mm, 180o, Rome mint, c. 205 A.D.; IVLIA , draped right; (mother of the gods), seated left between two lions, wearing towered crown, branch in right hand, in left hand, resting left arm on drum; ; $110.00 (€97.90)
, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D., Plotinopolis,
Nicopolis ad Istrum was founded by around 101-106, at the junction of the Iatrus (Yantra) and the Rositsa rivers, in memory of his over the . Its ruins are located at the village of Nikyup, 20 km of Veliko Tarnovo in northern Bulgaria. The town peaked during the reigns of , , the Antonines and the dynasty. In 447, Nicopolis was destroyed by Attila's Huns. In the 6th century, it was rebuilt as a powerful fortress enclosing little more than military buildings and churches, following a very common trend for the cities of that century in the Danube . It was finally destroyed by the Avar invasions at the end of the 6th century.RP84571. Bronze AE 21, 1842 (R9, same dies, noted as otherwise unpublished), I/I -, -, -, -, VF, excellent portrait, attractive glossy dark green , , some unstruck or off , , 4.601 g, maximum 21.2 mm, 0o, Plotinopolis (Didimochito, ) mint, 211 - 217 A.D.; IOVΛ ∆O - CEBACTH, draped right; ΠΛΩTEINO-ΠOΛEITΩN, Tyche-Fortuna standing facing, left, on , grounded rudder in right hand, in left hand; extremely ; $100.00 (€89.00)
a goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships, was listed among the Di Consentes, Rome's equivalent to the Twelve of Greek mythology. The Romans saw her as the counterpart of the Greek goddess Demeter, whose mythology was reinterpreted for in Roman art and literature.
RS84677. Silver , S546, 14, S10, 6576, VF, excellent portrait, , 3.253 g, maximum 18.9 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 200 A.D.; IVLIA , draped right; CERERI , seated left, heads of grain in right hand, long torch behind in left hand; ; $100.00 (€89.00)
In 194, marched with his army of 12 legions to and defeated , governor of , at the Battle of Issus. Pescennius retreated to Antioch where he was executed by Severus' troops.RS77483. Silver , S610, 144, S329, F, dark , scratches, edge cracks, 2.407 g, maximum 18.8 mm, 0o, mint, 194 A.D.; IVLIA DOMNA AVG, draped right; , standing slightly left, left, in right hand, in left hand; ; $70.00 (€62.30)
was the chief female divinity in the Roman . She was the wife of and a member of the Capitoline Triad. She had many different aspects, such as , and , but here she is depicted as , "Juno the Queen." is usually shown holding a , or a statuette of , and is often accompanied by a .RS79291. Silver , S560; 97; p. 162, 42; cf. 6589 ( ), F, 3.346 g, maximum 17.3 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 196 A.D.; IVLIA , draped right; , standing left, veiled, in right hand, long vertical behind in left hand, at feet on left; from the Butte College Foundation, ex , ex Numismatics; $55.00 (€48.95)
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