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)
, 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, 18.104.22.168 (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)
, 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 . , 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, 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)
This indicates Severus granted a special favor to . The water may indicate that he improved the water supply, possibly construction of an aqueduct.RS79924. Silver , 130a; 97; p. 208, 280; 38; 6806, VF, nice youth portrait, excellent centering, edge cracks, 3.228 g, maximum 19.6 mm, 0o, mint, 201 - 206 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG, laureate and draped right, from behind; INDVLGENTIA IN CARTH, Dea Caelestis riding right over water gushing from rock, thunderbolt in right hand, in left hand; $225.00 (€200.25)
, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 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 .SH68297. Bronze AE 28, 1095 (R4) = 300, -, -, Nice F, 15.539 g, maximum 27.6 mm, 0o, (Stara Zagora, Bulgaria) mint, AYT K M AYP CEYH ANTΩONINOC, laureate and right, from b; AYΓOYCTHC TPAIANHC, city-gate flanked by two crenellated towers, a third crenellated tower in the center behind the gate; $170.00 (€151.30)
, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., Antiocheia,
A temple of has been excavated at Antioch, . , the Greek moon goddess, was female, which seems natural because the female menstrual cycle follows the lunar month. But was a male moon-god, probably originally of the indigenous non-Greek Karian people. By Roman times, was worshiped across Anatolia and in . He was associated with fertility, healing, and punishment. is usually depicted with a crescent moon behind his shoulders, wearing a , and holding a lance or sword in one hand and a pine-cone or in the other. His other attributes include the and cock.RP79565. Bronze AE 24, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, VF, attractive unusual with , dark with coppery high points, 5.635 g, maximum 23.6 mm, 180o, Antioch in (Yalvac, Turkey) mint, 28 Jan 198 - 8 Apr 217 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG, laureate and right, wearing ; ANTIOCH FORTVNA COE, standing facing, right, wearing , crescent with horns up rising behind shoulders, left foot on , leaning with left elbow on , long vertical in right hand, in left hand, cock standing left at feet on left; $150.00 (€133.50)
A nice little boy portrait with no sign of the monster he would become.RS79933. Silver , 68; 686; p. 234, 396; p. 52, 23; 6908, VF, excellent boy portrait, , 3.498 g, maximum 18.3 mm, 0o, mint, 202 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG, laureate and draped boy's right; PON TR P V COS, standing left, togate and veiled, sacrificing over lit tripod from a in right hand, in left hand; ; $150.00 (€133.50)
This coin refers to the departure (profectio) of , Septimius, and on their British expedition. Historian's dating of this departure to the year 208 depends on these coins dated TR P XI for and TR P XVI for Septimius.
RS84986. Silver , 107 (S); 511; p. 272, 574; p. 56, 52 var. (enemy under horse's raised foreleg); -, aEF, , light tone on luster, edge cracks, 3.627 g, maximum 20.0 mm, 0o, mint, 208 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG, laureate right; TR P XI (high priest, tribune of the people for 11 years, consul for the 3rd time), Emperor on horseback right, wearing military garb, flying behind, transverse lance in right hand, horse's right foreleg raised, PROF (departure) in ; ; $150.00 (€133.50)
In 200 A.D. visited the provinces of , , and . , benefiting from the benevolent policies of Severus, had a significant economic revival.
RS85000. Silver , 30a; 413; p. 190, 179; p. 51, 9; 6857, gVF, , boy portrait, full centering on a broad , light , small edge cracks, 3.555 g, maximum 20.0 mm, 0o, mint, 200 A.D.; ANTONINVS , laureate, draped, and right, from behind; TR P III (priest, tribune of the people for 3 years), (as Sol) standing facing, left, nude but for over shoulders, globe in right hand, leaning on reversed spear in left, not ; $150.00 (€133.50)
, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., ,
Founded in 709 B.C., the ancient city of Parion was a major coastal city, near Lampsacus, with two harbors used to connect with Anatolia. belonged to the Delian League. In the Hellenistic period, it came under the domain of , and subsequently the Attalid dynasty. refounded it as a in the province of . It was the main customs station through which all goods bound for from and the Aegean had to pass. When this coin was minted, was within the Conventus of Adramyteum. After was divided in the 4th century, was in the province of Hellespontus. Today it is the village of Kemer in the township of , Canakkale province, Turkey.RP84686. Bronze AE 22, 1494, 296 var. ( ), -, -, -, -, -, VF, porous, , 6.182 g, maximum 22.1 mm, 0o, (Kemer, Canakkale, Turkey) mint, c. 178 - 180, probably 180; ANTONINVS AV, laureate, draped and right, beardless, from behind; Capricorn swimming right, holding celestial globe between hooves, on back, C G I H P ( Gemella Iulia Hadriana Pariana) below; $140.00 (€124.60)
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