Nov 12 2017

VALENS 364-378 AD Silver Siliqua Authentic Ancient Roman Coin (7325)

VALENS 364-378 AD Silver Siliqua Authentic Ancient Roman Coin (7325)

VALENS 364-378 AD Silver Siliqua Authentic Ancient Roman Coin (7325)

VALENS 364-378 AD Silver Siliqua Authentic Ancient Roman Coin (7325)

Authentic Ancient Roman Coin. The siliqua is the modern name given (without any ancient evidence to confirm the designation) to small, thin, Roman silver coins produced in the 4th century A. When the coins were in circulation, the Latin word siliqua was a unit of weight defined as one twenty-fourth of the weight of a Roman solidus. Siliqua vicesima quarta pars solidi est, ab arbore, cuius semen est, vocabulum tenens. A siliqua is one-twentyfourth of a solidus [coin] and the name is taken from the seed of a tree. Isidore of Seville, Etymologiarum libri XX, Liber XVI, 25. The item “VALENS 364-378 AD Silver Siliqua Authentic Ancient Roman Coin (7325)” is in sale since Monday, November 06, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “cynthiakitchen” and is located in Boynton Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Denomination: Siliqua
  • Composition: Silver
  • Ruler: Valens
  • Certification: NGC
  • Grade: Ungraded
  • Cleaned/Uncleaned: Cleaned

Nov 12 2017

GORDIAN III 238AD Ancient Roman Coin Hadrianopolis SERAPIS Cult TEMPLE i22245

GORDIAN III 238AD Ancient Roman Coin Hadrianopolis SERAPIS Cult TEMPLE i22245

GORDIAN III 238AD Ancient Roman Coin Hadrianopolis SERAPIS Cult TEMPLE i22245

Item: i22245 Authentic Ancient Roman Coin of. Gordian III – Roman Emperor: 238-244 A. Bronze 26mm (12.00 grams) of Hadrianopolis in Thrace AVT K M ANT OPIANOC AV , laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right. APIANOO E ITN, Tetrastyle temple with Serapis within. Serapis (Latin spelling, or Sarapis in Greek) was a syncretic Hellenistic – Egyptian god in Antiquity. His most renowned temple was the Serapeum of Alexandria. Under Ptolemy Soter , efforts were made to integrate Egyptian religion with that of their Hellenic rulers. Ptolemy’s policy was to find a deity that should win the reverence alike of both groups, despite the curses of the Egyptian priests against the gods of the previous foreign rulers i. E Set who was lauded by the Hyksos. Alexander the Great had attempted to use Amun for this purpose, but he was more prominent in Upper Egypt , and not as popular with those in Lower Egypt , where the Greeks had stronger influence. The Greeks had little respect for animal-headed figures, and so a Greek-style anthromorphic statue was chosen as the idol , and proclaimed as the equivalent of the highly popular Apis. It was named Aser-hapi i. Osiris-Apis , which became Serapis , and was said to be Osiris in full, rather than just his Ka (life force). Edirne (ancient Hadrianopolis) is a city in Thrace , the westernmost part of Turkey , close to the borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Edirne served as the capital city of the Ottoman Empire from 1365 to 1457, when Constantinople (Istanbul) became the empire’s new capital. At present, Edirne is the capital of the Edirne Province in Turkish Thrace. The city’s estimated population in 2002 was 128,400, up from 119,298 in 2000. It has consulates of Bulgaria, Germany (Honorary), Greece, Romania (Honorary) and Slovakia (Honorary). Its sister cities are Haskovo and Yambol in Bulgaria and Alexandroupoli in Greece. The city was founded as Hadrianopolis , named for the Roman Emperor Hadrian. This name is still used in the Modern Greek. The English name Adrianople , by which the city was known until the Turkish Postal Service Law of 1930, has fallen into disuse. The Turkish Edirne , the Bulgarian (Odrin), and the Serbian (Jedrene) are adapted forms of the name Hadrianopolis. Marcus Antonius Gordianus Pius. , known in English as Gordian III , was Roman Emperor from 238 to 244. Gordian was the son of Antonia Gordiana and his father was an unnamed Roman Senator who died before 238. Antonia Gordiana was the daughter of Emperor Gordian I and younger sister of Emperor Gordian II. Very little is known on his early life before becoming Roman Emperor. Gordian had assumed the name of his maternal grandfather in 238. Following the murder of emperor Alexander Severus in Moguntiacum (modern Mainz), the capital of the Roman province Germania Inferior , Maximinus Thrax was acclaimed emperor, despite strong opposition of the Roman senate and the majority of the population. In response to what was considered in Rome as a rebellion, Gordian’s grandfather and uncle, Gordian I and II, were proclaimed joint emperors in the Africa Province. Their revolt was suppressed within a month by Cappellianus, governor of Numidia and a loyal supporter of Maximinus Thrax. The elder Gordians died, but public opinion cherished their memory as peace loving and literate men, victims of Maximinus’ oppression. Meanwhile, Maximinus was on the verge of marching on Rome and the Senate elected Pupienus and Balbinus as joint emperors. These senators were not popular men and the population of Rome was still shocked by the elder Gordian’s fate, so that the Senate decided to take the teenager Gordian, rename him Marcus Antonius Gordianus as his grandfather, and raise him to the rank of Caesar and imperial heir. Pupienus and Balbinus defeated Maximinus, mainly due to the defection of several legions , namely the Parthica II who assassinated Maximinus. But their joint reign was doomed from the start with popular riots, military discontent and even an enormous fire that consumed Rome in June 238. Pupienus and Balbinus were killed by the Praetorian guard and Gordian proclaimed sole emperor. Due to Gordian’s age, the imperial government was surrendered to the aristocratic families, who controlled the affairs of Rome through the senate. In 240, Sabinianus revolted in the African province, but the situation was dealt quickly. In 241, Gordian was married to Furia Sabinia Tranquillina , daughter of the newly appointed praetorian prefect, Timesitheus. As chief of the Praetorian guard and father in law of the emperor, Timesitheus quickly became the de facto ruler of the Roman empire. In the 3rd century, the Roman frontiers weakened against the Germanic tribes across the Rhine and Danube , and the Sassanid kingdom across the Euphrates increased its own attacks. When the Persians under Shapur I invaded Mesopotamia , the young emperor opened the doors of the Temple of Janus for the last time in Roman history, and sent a huge army to the East. The Sassanids were driven back over the Euphrates and defeated in the Battle of Resaena (243). The campaign was a success and Gordian, who had joined the army, was planning an invasion of the enemy’s territory, when his father-in-law died in unclear circumstances. Without Timesitheus, the campaign, and the emperor’s security, were at risk. Marcus Julius Philippus, also known as Philip the Arab , stepped in at this moment as the new Praetorian Prefect and the campaign proceeded. In the beginning of 244, the Persians counter-attacked. Persian sources claim that a battle was fought (Battle of Misiche) near modern Fallujah (Iraq) and resulted in a major Roman defeat and the death of Gordian III. Roman sources do not mention this battle and suggest that Gordian died far away, upstream of the Euphrates. Although ancient sources often described Philip, who succeeded Gordian as emperor, as having murdered Gordian at Zaitha (Qalat es Salihiyah), the cause of Gordian’s death is unknown. Gordian’s youth and good nature, along with the deaths of his grandfather and uncle and his own tragic fate at the hands of another usurper, granted him the everlasting esteem of the Romans. Despite the opposition of the new emperor, Gordian was deified by the Senate after his death, in order to appease the population and avoid riots. 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 “GORDIAN III 238AD Ancient Roman Coin Hadrianopolis SERAPIS Cult TEMPLE i22245″ is in sale since Thursday, August 18, 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.

Nov 12 2017

Roman Empire Bronzes Rise Christianity in Ancient Rome 12-Coin with COA SKU47198

Roman Empire Bronzes Rise Christianity in Ancient Rome 12-Coin with COA SKU47198

Roman Empire (AD 253-383) – Rise of Christianity in Ancient Rome 12-Coin Set (Presentation Portfolio with COA) SKU47198. Why add this gorgeous Twelve Coin Album Set of ancient Bronze coins from the Roman Empire to your collection? This beautiful twelve coin set of bronze coinage from the Roman Empire tells the progressive story of the Empire’s measured conversion to Christianity. The coins included in this remarkable set were struck A. 253-383, with weights ranging from 1.5-3.5 g, and diameters of 15-23 mm. The obverse features the likeness of the issuing emperor. This twelve coin collection includes coins of Gallienus (253-268), Claudius II Gothicus (268-270), Constantine I, The Great (306-337), Licinius I (308-324), Constantine II (337-340), Constantius II (337-361), Constans (337-350), Constantius Gallus (351-354), Julian II, the Apostate (360-363), Valentinian I, The Great (364-378), Valens (364-378) and Gratian (367-383). Reverse imagery provided an opportunity for each ruler to express a personal belief, celebrate a military triumph, or endorse other pro-Roman themes, often depicting additional imagery of the emperor or of a mythical god or goddess. Stunning album with Certificate of Authenticity. Each bronze coin in this twelve coin collection has been reviewed by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and authenticated as a genuine coin of the Roman Empire, struck A. 253-383, as indicated by the included Certificate of Authenticity. The ungraded coins are presented in a handsome album accompanied by a story card which outlines the Rise of Christianity in Ancient Rome. Don’t miss this opportunity to add these twelve coins spanning over a century of Roman Imperial history to your collection! Specifications for this Roman Empire (AD 253-383) – Rise of Christianity in Ancient Rome 12-Coin Set (Presentation Portfolio with COA) SKU47198. We cannot make any price adjustments after the sale is complete. Product Photo Policy: MCM attempts to display product images shown on the site as accurately as possible. We take all of our photos in house and due to reflections on the mirrored or proof surfaces of a coin there may appear to be’black’ when there is not. If a coin has a color on it at all it will be described as’colorized’ in the description or title. Due to the large inventory we sell, we use stock photos. Serial numbers will vary from the image shown unless specifically stated in the product listing that the item pictured is the item you will receive. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS POLICY: We are accepting international orders from select countries. These charges are the customer’s responsibility. However, we cannot guarantee this due to the volume of orders we process each day. Please note that bullion coins, bars, and rounds are mass-produced and are not struck to the same quality standards as collector coins. ModernCoinMart (MCM) was launched in 2004 and quickly set the standards for online sales of bullion, US coins and world coins. Join over 100,000 loyal customers and feel confident purchasing from a company that’s spent a decade building a solid and stellar reputation trusted and recognized around the world. That’s the MCM way. View more great items. This listing is currently undergoing maintenance, we apologise for any inconvenience caused. The item “Roman Empire Bronzes Rise Christianity in Ancient Rome 12-Coin with COA SKU47198″ is in sale since Monday, June 19, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “mcm” and is located in Sarasota, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Certification: Uncertified
  • Culture: Roman
  • Grade: Ungraded
  • Date: (AD 253-383)
  • Composition: Bronze