MÜNZEN UND MEDAILLEN COINS AND MEDALS Antike – Mittelalter

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MÜNZEN UND MEDAILLEN COINS AND MEDALS Antike – Mittelalter

ROMAN PROVINCIAL COINS

THRACIA

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99 PERINTHOS. Domitianus, 81-96 AD. Bronze (35 mm) 81-96 AD. Laureate head right / /

Homonoia standing left with patera and cornucopia, in front altar. RPC 361. 21.77 g.

Rare. Nice patina. Extremely fine CHF 1´000.-

BITHYNIA

100

100 TIUM. Antinous, died 130 AD. Bronze Medallion (42 mm). Struck under Hadrian (117-138 AD).

Draped bust left / / Antinous as Dionysos seated on panther walking right, holding thyrsus over left

shoulder, in exergue: TIANOI. Blum 1. 38.07 g.

Very rare. Brown patina. Traces of corrosion and tooled fields, otherwise, almost very fine/fine CHF 2´500.-

Antinous, companion of Emperor Hadrian, was originally from Bithynia. Therefor a lot of coins were struck in his

honour in this province. Hadrian cultivated the cult of Heros Antinous with great fervor. At the place of the tragic

death of Antinous (130 AD) in Egypt, Handrian founded a new town named Antinopolis to commemorate the

deified Antinous.

101

CRETA

101 GORTYN (?). Gaius Caligula, 37-41 AD. Drachm (Silver). Bare-headed bust of Gaius (Caligula) right,

slight drapery, sceptre over shoulder / / Radiate head of Divus Augustus left, in the field, seven stars.

RPC 965. 2.42 g. Rare. Very fine­extremely fine CHF 2´500.-

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