, 15 January 69 - 17 April 69 A.D., Roman Provincial
ruled for just a few months. The mint of struck coins with his name, though the portrait bears little resemblance to those of the other mints. It is possible that produced coins without having an image of the new emperor.RP84745. Bronze , 5364 (3 spec.); 257; 336; 26, 217; 376; 710; 18.13; 189 (R4); -, F, attractive brown tone, , light scratches, , 16.768 g, maximum 30.2 mm, 0o, mint, 69 A.D.; AYTOK MAPK OΘΩNOΣ KAIΣ ΣEB, laureate right, beveled edge; of right, wearing papyrus diadem, behind right shoulder, date LA (year 1) before; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; extremely ; $1300.00 (€1157.00)
, 15 January 69 - 17 April 69 A.D., Roman Provincial
This variety with a on the is much rarer than the same without this control symbol. RPC reports only 5 specimens with the and 17 specimens without it. This variety is missing from the important collections in , , and , and we know of only one example offered at auction in the past two decades (CNG 76, 12 Sep 2007, lot 3152, VF, $430 plus fees).RP84748. , 359; 5354 (5 spec.); 327; p. 25, 208; 238; 18.6; 184; -; -; -, F, , light encrustations, cutting off parts of legends, 12.583 g, maximum 24.4 mm, 0o, mint, 15 Jan 69 - 17 Apr 69 A.D.; AYTOK MAPK OΘΩNOΣ KAIΣ ΣEB, laureate right, LA (year 1) lower right; EΛEY-ΘEPIA, Eleutheria (Liberty) standing left, in extended right hand, in left hand, leaning with left elbow on column, (ladle used for tasting and pouring sacrificial libations) left in lower left ; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; extremely ; $500.00 (€445.00)
Roman , Nov 130 - c. 138 A.D.
Both the and types on this are published but the combination does not appear to be published. Nor did we find another example online. According to , lead tesserae served as local small change in during the first to the third century A.D.
Euthenia is the Greek personification of abundance or plenty. To the Romans she was . Her attributes are grain and the . On Roman coins of she often appears to be the spouse of the Nile; yet, in the Egyptian Euthenia did not exist and the Nile had no consort.RX90574. Lead , Unpublished; cf. 6444 and 3584 (for ) and 6493 and 3575 (for ), VF , 5.107 g, maximum 22.5 mm, 270o, (?) mint, Nov 130 - c. 138 A.D. (possibly later); on horseback right, wearing hem hem crown, in right hand; reclining left on right below, nude to waist, around hips and legs, reeds in his right hand, in left; before him at his feet stands Euthenia (prosperity) wearing and , offering held in right hand; extremely ; $300.00 (€267.00)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, VII Thea , 51 - 30 B.C.
VII originally shared power with her father Ptolemy XII and later with her brother-husbands Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV. Her relationship with led to sole rule. After Caesar's assassination, she aligned with . Her reign marks the end of the Hellenistic Era and the beginning of the Roman Era. She was the last Pharaoh of Ancient .GI85343. Bronze , 1872; 184; 422; p. 123, 5; 383; 949, aF, bumps, scratches, corrosion, , 8.383 g, maximum 21.2 mm, 0o, mint, 51 - 30 B.C.; diademed and draped of right, characteristic melon coif; KΛEOΠATPAΣ BACIΛICCHC, standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, left, left, M (40 drachms = ) right; $250.00 (€222.50)
, Augusta 254 - c. September 268 A.D., Roman Provincial
(Greek for luck; the Roman equivalent was ) was the presiding tutelary deity that governed the fortune and prosperity of a city, its destiny. Increasingly during the Hellenistic period, cities had their own specific iconic version of , wearing a (a crown like the walls of the city).
SH66838. , 5342; 2982; 91.47; 10716; p. 2266; 4140, aEF, 11.345 g, maximum 23.7 mm, 315o, mint, 29 Aug 266 - 28 Aug 267 A.D.; KOPNHΛIA CAΛWNEINA CEB, draped right, wearing , hair in horizontal ridges and in plait looped below ear; reclining left on couch, on , rudder in right hand, LI∆ (year 14) above; $180.00 (€160.20)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy IX II (Lathyros), 2nd Reign, 88 - 80 B.C.
Ptolemy IX Lathyros was of three times with intervening periods ruled by his brother, Ptolemy X Alexander. His first reign ended when his mother and co-regent III claimed that he tried to kill her and replaced him with Alexander, her favorite son. Ptolemy IX, replaced the gold sarcophagus of Alexander the Great with a one and melted the original to strike . The citizens of were outraged and he was killed soon after.GP84839. Bronze AE 34, 1696 (only 1 specimen), -, -, -, -, -, -, -, F, dark green , porous, a little off center, with pre-strike casting sprues, 16.863 g, maximum 33.7 mm, 0o, Cypriot mint, c. 87 B.C.; diademed and horned of Zeus-Ammon right; ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, two eagles standing left on thunderbolt, with diadem and straps (control symbol) left; extremely ; $180.00 (€160.20)
Ptolemaic Kingdom; Ptolemy IX, 2nd reign, 88 - 80 B.C.; or Ptolemy XII, 1st reign, 80 - 58 B.C.
The finds were excavated at the House of Dionysos in Paphos.GP84889. Bronze , 383 - 385, otherwise unpublished, gVF, 1.996 g, maximum 15.3 mm, 0o, Paphos mint, 88 - 58 B.C.; diademed and horned of Zeus right; ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, single bound with ; ; $180.00 (€160.20)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Roman Provincial
RPC notes that a worn specimen of this "has recently turned up in a small hoard of bronzes from , which otherwise had nothing later than AD 121/2." Prior to that date, only and ruled long enough to issue coins dated year 21 and RPC suggests to . We disagree. Year 21 of was seven years before his first dated coins. ruled long enough, but the mint stopped striking bronze in his year six. died on 8 or 9 August of his 20th year. In , Trajan's 21st year would have begun on 29 August 117. We believe this was struck after 29 August 117, in the few days before the mint was informed of his death. The short period explains the great rarity. After the mint was informed of Hadrian's accession, they changed the to the bull right and the date to L B, year 2 of .
RX85457. Bronze , 5111 (5 spec.), 50, 2629, A.5, 4260 (R5 for year 20, a misreading of year 21), -, F, irregular underweight , date weak, 0.810 g, maximum 11.8 mm, 315o, mint, , 29 Aug - early Sep 117 A.D.; right; right, L KA (year 21); very ; $180.00 (€160.20)
, 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; ; $160.00 (€142.40)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy VI , 180 - 145 B.C., I Thea as Regent
Ptolemy VI became in 180 B.C. at the age of about 6 and ruled jointly with his mother, I, until her death in 176 BC. From 170 to 164 B.C., was ruled by Ptolemy, his sister-queen and his younger brother Ptolemy Physcon. In 170 BC, the Seleukid Antiochus IV invaded and was even crowned in 168, but abandoned his claim on the orders from . In 164 Ptolemy VI was driven out by his brother. He went to and received support from Cato. He was the following year. In 152 BC, he briefly ruled jointly with his son, Ptolemy , but his son probably died that same year. In 145 B.C. he died of battle wounds received against Alexander Balas of . Ptolemy VI ruled uneasily, cruelly suppressing frequent rebellions.GP84841. Bronze tetrobol, 1384 ( ); 287; 202 (176 - 170 B.C.); 80; p. 89, 6; 147; 319, VF, brown tone, edge crack, , 15.699 g, maximum 27.5 mm, 0o, mint, 180 - 176 B.C.; of ( I as) right, wearing grain , hair in long curls; ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, standing left on thunderbolt, wings open, left, ΠA left; $155.00 (€137.95)
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