, 209 - c. 26 December 211 A.D., Anchialus,
When the was abolished in 45 A.D., Anchialos (Pomorie, Bulgaria today) became of the Roman province of . It was formally proclaimed a city under . Anchialos thrived in the 2nd and 3rd centuries serving as the most important import and export station of and acquired the appearance of a Roman city under the Dynasty.
RP68711. Bronze 4 assaria, 464 (R5), 555, -, -, -, aVF, glossy green , 14.534 g, maximum 30.7 mm, 45o, Anchialus (Pomorie, Bulgaria) mint, 209 - 212 A.D.; AY K Π CEΠ ΓETAC, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; OYΛΠIANΩN AΓ-C-IAΛEΩN, Demeter standing left, reaching with right toward coiled around large torch before her, small torch cradled in her left, two small pellets over ∆ in center ; ; $190.00 (€169.10)
References all identify the sacrificing figure as . Indeed, it usually does appear to be a younger figure without a beard. We think the sacrificing figure on this coin looks like . Perhaps it is just our imagination, or perhaps it was an engraver's error.RS84972. Silver , 62b; 117; p. 275, 588; 27 var. (also ); 7189, EF, excellent centering, attractive , light encrustations, edge cracks, 3.261 g, maximum 18.8 mm, 0o, mint, as , early 209 A.D.; P SEPTIMIVS , youth's bare-headed and draped (not ) right, from behind; (priest, consul for the 2nd time), standing left, veiled and togate, over lighted in right hand, baton in left hand; $150.00 (€133.50)
In Roman religion, every man has a , a presiding spirit. In De Die Natali, Censorinus says, from the moment we are born, we live under the guard and tutelage of . Cities, organizations, and peoples also had a . On coins, we find inscriptions to the of the Roman people, of the Senate, of the Emperor, etc.
RS85551. Silver , 59(a); 114; p. 274, 579; 24; 7187, gVF, excellent portrait, perfect centering, well struck, tiny edge cracks, slightly frosty, 3.369 g, maximum 19.3 mm, 180o, mint, 208 A.D.; P SEPTIMIVS , bearded, draped right, from behind; (priest, consul for the 2nd time), standing left, nude, sacrificing from in right hand over flaming , ears of grain downward in left hand; $150.00 (€133.50)
In late December 211, was lured to come without his bodyguards to meet , to discuss a possible reconciliation. When he arrived at their mother's house, the Praetorian Guard murdered him and he died in the arms of his mother .
RS85553. Silver , 56 (same leg. break), 81, 200, 7252, - (noted p. 422), VF, excellent portrait, broad , well struck full , small edge cracks, 3.589 g, maximum 19.8 mm, 180o, mint, 211 A.D.; P SEPT AVG , laureate right; TR P III P P, (or ?) standing slightly right, left, short torch in extended right hand, globe in extended left hand; ; $150.00 (€133.50)
or is seen with wings in most and paintings, with one of the most famous being the Winged of Samothrace. Most other winged deities in the Greek had shed their wings by Classical times. is the goddess of strength, speed, and . was a very close acquaintance of and is thought to have stood in Athena's outstretched hand in the statue of located in the Parthenon. or is also one of the most commonly portrayed figures on Greek and Roman coins.RS79983. Silver , 23; 206; p. 200, 247; 14; 7205, EF, cute boy portrait, well struck, , surfaces a little frosty, light marks, edge cracks, 3.482 g, maximum 18.3 mm, 180o, mint, as , c. 200 - 202 A.D.; P SEPT , draped and right, from behind; , flying left, holding open in both over set on low base; ex (2006) ex CNG electronic auction 121 (Sep 2005), lot 242; $135.00 (€120.15)
The , a small figure of ( ) holding a spear and , had a mythological origin from Troy. Troy was believed to be safe from foreign enemies as long as the remained within the city walls. But Odysseus and Diomedes stole the image and soon after the Greeks took the city. The was later taken by to where for centuries it was kept in the temple of in the . In Late Antiquity, it was rumored that Constantine had taken the to Constantinople and buried it under the Column of Constantine.RS85127. Silver , 13a; 90; p. 197, 223; 7; 7184, VF/F, , nice portrait, light , 2.174 g, maximum 19.3 mm, 180o, mint, as , 199 A.D.; P SEPT , boy's bare-headed and draped right, from behind; , standing facing, right, long in right hand, in left; $125.00 (€111.25)
, 209 - c. 26 December 211 A.D., Nikopolis ad Istrum, Inferior
This is the first and only known specimen of a new combining two dies published in Nicopolis. The is a die match to Nicopolis 22.214.171.124, struck for . The is a die match to a struck for his brother , Nicopolis 126.96.36.199. It is a new discovery but not completely unexpected because parallel issues for members of the imperial family were normal at Nikopolis.RP84573. Bronze AE 18, Unpublished, confirmed as a new by J. Hoeft, VF, green , nice , of weak, , scratches, 3.149 g, maximum 18.0 mm, 225o, Nicopolis ad Istrum (Nikyup, Bulgaria) mint, Middle May - 8 June 218 A.D.; Λ AVP KΛ - ΓETAC, bare-head, draped, and right, from behind; NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC IC, of bearded Herakles right, protruding chin; extremely ; $105.00 (€93.45)
The estimated worldwide human population was about 257 million in 200 A.D. According to the United Nations, the worldwide human population reached 7 Billion on October 31, 2011.
SH73167. Silver , 18; 157b; p. 198, 234; 7196, VF, 3.284 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 180o, mint, as , c. 200 A.D.; P SEPT , boy's bare-headed and draped right; (Prince of Youth), standing left, baton in right hand, in left hand, of captured arms behind; $95.00 (€84.55)
Although Ares was viewed by the Greeks primarily as destructive and destabilizing, worthy of contempt and revulsion, for the Romans, was a father ( ) of the Roman people. He was the father of and , the legendary founders of . In early , he was second in importance only to , and the most prominent of the military gods in the religion of the Roman army. Most of his festivals were held in March, the month named for him (Latin ), and in October, which began and ended the season for military campaigning and farming.
RS73366. Silver , 76, 103, 742, 7179, VF, small , 1.830 g, maximum 16.0 mm, 0o, ad Mare (Latakia, ) mint, 202 A.D.; P SEPTIMIVS , draped right, from behind; , advancing right, transverse spear in right hand, over shoulder in left; ; $45.00 (€40.05)
, 209 - c. 26 December 211 A.D., ,
The site of (modern Kyustendil, Bulgaria) was settled in the Iron Age by the Thracian Dentheletes tribe. It was located near thermal springs and remains of the ancient city include a temple of Asklepios and Roman . In the 1990s, excavation of nearby 2nd century A.D. tumuli unearthed bronze surgical instruments and a small bronze case containing a variety of medicines.RP77704. Bronze AE 18, Dr. Busso
Nachfolger, auction 406, lot 479; apparently otherwise unpublished; -, -, -, -, F/aF, green , encrusted, 4.003 g, maximum 18.3 mm, 0o, (Kyustendil, Bulgaria) mint, as , 198 - 209 A.D.; Λ CEΠ-T ΓETAC, bare-headed, draped, and right, from the front; OYΛΠIAC ΠAYTAΛIAC, Asklepios leaning on snake entwined staff in right hand; might improve with cleaning; $27.00 (€24.03)
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