Oct 4 2017

Marcus Aemilius Lepidus. Rare Denarius. Ancient Roman Republic Silver Coin

Marcus Aemilius Lepidus. Rare Denarius. Ancient Roman Republic Silver Coin

Marcus Aemilius Lepidus. Rare Denarius. Ancient Roman Republic Silver Coin

Marcus Aemilius Lepidus. Rare Denarius. Ancient Roman Republic Silver Coin

Marcus Aemilius Lepidus. Rare Denarius. Ancient Roman Republic Silver Coin

Marcus Aemilius Lepidus. Rare Denarius. Ancient Roman Republic Silver Coin

Marcus Aemilius Lepidus. Rare Denarius. Ancient Roman Republic Silver Coin

Marcus Aemilius Lepidus. Rare Denarius. Ancient Roman Republic Silver Coin

Ancient Roman Republic Silver Coin. This coin is a great find and highly sought after! It is a must have for every collection. Rare Denarius 114 or 113 BC, AR 19mm. ROMA Laureate, diademed and draped bust of Roma r. Equestrian statue on triumphal arch; between the arches, L E P. Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (120 BC 77 BC) was a Roman statesman. After the death of Sulla, he attempted to undermine the Sullan constitution and revive the populares faction. His forces were defeated in a battle on the Campus Martius. He was the father of the triumvir Marcus Aemilius Lepidus a Roman patrician who was triumvir with Octavian (the future Augustus) and Mark Antony, and the last Pontifex Maximus of the Roman Republic. Lepidus had previously been a close ally of Julius Caesar. International Buyers – Please Note. The item “Marcus Aemilius Lepidus. Rare Denarius. Ancient Roman Republic Silver Coin” is in sale since Tuesday, October 03, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Republic (300 BC-27 BC)”. The seller is “ancientauctions” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Certification: NGC Encapsulation Advisable
  • Denomination: Denarius
  • Grade: High Grade
  • Composition: Silver
  • Coin Type: Ancient Roman
  • Date: 114-113 BC
  • Ruler:: Marcus Aemilius Lepidus

Oct 4 2017

COMMODUS 177AD She Wolf Romulus Remus Ancient Roman Coin Nicopolis i18729

COMMODUS 177AD She Wolf Romulus Remus Ancient Roman Coin Nicopolis i18729

Item: i18729 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Commodus – Roman Emperor: 177-192 A. Bronze 15mm (2.83 grams) of Nicopolis ad Istrum in Moesia Inferior circa 177-192 A. AVT KAI M AVPH KOMOOC, Laureate head right. I CTP , She wolf suckling the twin founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus. Romulus and Remus are Rome’s twin founders in its traditional foundation myth. They are descendants of the Trojan prince and refugee Aeneas , and are fathered by the god Mars or the demi-god Hercules on a royal Vestal Virgin , Rhea Silvia , whose uncle exposes them to die in the wild. They are found by a she-wolf who suckles and cares for them. The twins are eventually restored to their regal birthright, acquire many followers and decide to found a new city. Romulus wishes to build the new city on the Palatine Hill; Remus prefers the Aventine Hill. They agree to determine the site through augury. Romulus appears to receive the more favourable signs but each claims the results in his favour. In the disputes that follow, Remus is killed. Ovid has Romulus invent the festival of Lemuria to appease Remus’ resentful ghost. Romulus names the new city Rome , after himself, and goes on to create the Roman Legions and the Roman Senate. He adds citizens to his new city by abducting the women of the neighboring Sabine tribes, which results in the combination of Sabines and Romans as one Roman people. Rome rapidly expands to become a dominant force, due to divine favour and the inspired administrative, military and political leadership of Romulus. In later life Romulus becomes increasingly autocratic, disappears in mysterious circumstances and is deified as the god Quirinus , the divine persona of the Roman people. The legend of Romulus and Remus encapsulates Rome’s ideas of itself, its origins, moral values and purpose: it has also been described as one of the most problematic of all foundation myths. Romulus’ name is thought to be a back-formation from the name Rome; Remus’ is a matter for ancient and modern speculation. The main sources for the legend approach it as history and offer an implausibly exact chronology: Roman historians dated the city’s foundation variously from 758 to 728 BC. Plutarch says Romulus was fifty-three at his death; which reckoning gives the twins’ birth year as c. Possible historical bases for the broad mythological narrative remain unclear and much disputed. Romulus and Remus are eminent among the feral children of ancient mythography. Nicopolis ad Istrum was a Roman and Early Byzantine town founded by Emperor Trajan around 101106, at the junction of the Iatrus (Yantra) and the Rositsa rivers, in memory of his victory over the Dacians. Its ruins are located at the village of Nikyup , 20 km north of Veliko Tarnovo in northern Bulgaria. The town reached its apogee during the reigns of Trajan, Hadrian , the Antonines and the Severan dynasty. The classical town was planned according to the orthogonal system. The network of streets, the forum surrounded by an Ionic colonnade and many buildings, a two-nave room later turned into a basilica and other public buildings have been uncovered. The rich architectures and sculptures show a similarity with those of the ancient towns in Asia Minor. Nicopolis ad Istrum had issued coins, bearing images of its own public buildings. In 447 AD , the town was destroyed by Attila’s Huns. Perhaps it was already abandoned before the early 400s. 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 area. The largest area of the extensive ruins (21.55 hectares) of the classical Nicopolis was not reoccupied since the fort covered only one fourth of it (5.75 hectares), in the southeastern corner. The town became an episcopal centre during the early Byzantine period. It was finally destroyed by the Avar invasions at the end of the 6th century. A Bulgarian medieval settlement arose upon its ruins later (10th-14th century). Nicopolis ad Istrum can be said to have been the birthplace of Germanic literary tradition. In the 4th century, the Gothic bishop, missionary and translator Ulfilas (Wulfila) obtained permission from Emperor Constantius II to immigrate with his flock of converts to Moesia and settle near Nicopolis ad Istrum in 347-8. There, he invented the Gothic alphabet and translated the Bible from Greek to Gothic. Lucius Aurelius Commodus Antoninus (31 August 161 31 December 192) was a Roman Emperor who ruled from 180 to 192 (also with his father, Marcus Aurelius , from 177 until 180). The name given here was his official name at his accession to sole rule; see Changes of name for earlier and later forms. His accession as emperor was the first time a son had succeeded his father since Titus succeeded Vespasian in 79. Commodus was the first emperor ” born to the purple “; i. Born during his father’s reign. Commodus vies with Caligula and Nero as Roman history’s most perverse and sadistic of rulers. Like Caligula and Nero before, Commodus was an ordinary (by imperial standards) ruler who succeeded Marcus Aurelius, his father, upon his death. In his one major positive deed, Commodus called off the expedition against the Germans which his father had commenced on terms favorable to Rome. He sped off to Rome where he much preferred living the perks of an emperor to the dirty business of waging wars. While he whiled away his time pursuing a hedonistic lifestyle he was happy to delegate administrative responsibilities to others. Unfortunately, his appointees never seemed to last long on the job. Whether through incompetence, bad luck or corruption, one by one these fell and needed replacement. Commodus little by little began gaining a taste for power as the shuffling of his foremen took place and, finally, he decided to manage the empire himself. It is starting with this period that Commodus began to act increasingly unpredictably and cruel. A botched conspiracy against him, orchestrated by no less than his beloved sister Lucilla, was discovered and his surviving the episode turned him afterwards into a highly paranoid individual who had countless officials executed for disloyalty imagined or real. In his final year of life he shocked Romans of all classes by personally moonlighting as a gladiator. Of course, these fights were arranged so that he could invariably come out the victor. Because of this a record-breaking 700+ victories were scored in his name, each one ending in the deaths of one or more gladiators and/or wild beasts at the Colosseum. A successful conspiracy against him was finally hatched by one of his lovers who first tried poisoning him but he threw up and a wrestler was summoned who strangled him to death on the last day of the year 192. The recent Hollywood release “The Gladiator” is a fictionalized account of Commodus as emperor which has him at odds with a popular gladiator. What is a certificate of authenticity and what guarantees do you give that the item is authentic? You will be quite happy with what you get with the COA; a professional presentation of the coin, with all of the relevant information and a picture of the coin you saw in the listing. Is there a number I can call you with questions about my order? When should I leave feedback? Once you receive your order, please leave a positive. Please don’t leave any negative feedbacks, as it happens many times that people rush to leave feedback before letting sufficient time for the order to arrive. The matter of fact is that any issues can be resolved, as reputation is most important to me. My goal is to provide superior products and quality of service. The item “COMMODUS 177AD She Wolf Romulus Remus Ancient Roman Coin Nicopolis i18729″ is in sale since Sunday, April 24, 2011. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Provincial (100-400 AD)”. The seller is “highrating_lowprice” and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.

Oct 4 2017

FESTIVAL OF ISIS 4thCenAD Serapis Isis Sothis Orion ANCIENT ROMAN Gnostic Coin

FESTIVAL OF ISIS 4thCenAD Serapis Isis Sothis Orion ANCIENT ROMAN Gnostic Coin

FESTIVAL OF ISIS 4thCenAD Serapis Isis Sothis Orion ANCIENT ROMAN Gnostic Coin

[6174] The Festival of Isis Faria Æ 3, 4th century AD, Æ 2.50 g. DEO SA – RAPIDI Draped bust of Serapis r. VOTA – PV – [B] – L – IC – A Isis, with sistrum and sceptre, riding facing on the Sothis-dog running r. Ex Sternberg sale XXXIII, 1997,386. Provided with certificate of authenticity. CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC by Sergey Nechayev, PhD – Numismatic Expert. Sothis (Greek:) is the name of a star that the Egyptians considered unusually significant. The star is not explicitly identified, but there are enough clues for modern scholars to be almost unanimous in identifying Sothis as Sirius. Plutarch states that The soul of Isis is called Dog by the Greeks. Sothis was identified with Isis in many Egyptian texts. The Greeks called Sirius the Dog. Sirius is the brightest star visible in the sky. The first appearance of Sirius in the sky each year occurs just before the annual Nile flooding. The Greeks called the Sirius period the Dog Days and associated them with the hottest days of summers as well as diseases’caused’ by this heat. The Egyptians also associated the Sothic period (of Sirius) with epidemics. Prof Karl Kerenyi claims an ancient mythic figure Iachen (or Iachim) represents a sublimated form of Sirius or Sothis. Sirius rose with the Nile flood and was also associated with epidemics, Sothis was thus a destructive and greatly feared goddess (perhaps akin to Sekhmet, or an Egyptian equivalent of Kali). Iachen was said to be an Egyptian magician who’tamed’ the power of Sirius and transformed it into a life giving power (just as the flood fertilised the land of Egypt with fresh Nile mud). When he died he became the centre of a cult which kept a flame burning on his altar. When Sirius rose the priests of Iachen entered the streets with torches lit from the altar, in order to channel the power of Sirius and heal any diseases unleashed by it. Iachen was known in Minoan Crete as I-wa-ko, who became the Greek torch bearing son of Persephone – Iakchos, who was also associated with Sirius, as’the light bearing star of the nocturnal mysteries’ according to Kerenyi. The late Isis took on the role of many more ancient deities, including Neith, Hathor and the lion headed Sekhmet. The connection between Sirius and a dog may reflect the stars association with the destructive power of the goddess, universally symbolised by various predators of feline or canine origin (lions, tigers, panthers, wolves and hunting dogs in particular). In Greek culture this became the she-dog of Orion, the sublimated form perhaps. Gods who ride such animals, notably Shiva and Dionysos, or who have canine servants, notably Orion and Osiris (with Anubis his gatekeeper and embalmer), were also regarded by Kerenyi as partly derived from Iachen, the sublimator, or an even older myth. Dogs associated with various incarnations of Dionysos, as well as with Orion’s dog (Sirius), were regarded as the discoverers, or bearers, of the first grapevine, this was probably because Sirius rose in the period of the vines blossoming, shortly before harvest. It also reached its highest point in the sky on around Jan 1st, just before the birth of Dionysos on Jan 6th (epiphany), associated with the opening of the first wine. The universality of Sirius lore, even the Pawnee tribe of North America, and others, referred to Sirius as the’Wolf Star’, indicates this Sothic Mythos may have extremely ancient roots, perhaps as old as the first humans to migrate from Africa. The item “FESTIVAL OF ISIS 4thCenAD Serapis Isis Sothis Orion ANCIENT ROMAN Gnostic Coin” is in sale since Wednesday, May 25, 2016. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “victoram” and is located in Forest Hills, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.