Nov 23 2017

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin. This coin is a great find and highly sought after! It is a must have for every collection. IMP CAE M AVR ANT AVG P TR P, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MINER VICTRIX, Minerva standing left, holding crowning Victory and spear; trophy to right. 3.39g, 18mm, 1h. 4 April 188 8 April 217, formally. Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Augustus. From AD 198 to 217. A member of the Severan Dynasty. He was the eldest son of Septimius Severus. Caracalla reigned jointly with his father from 198 until Severus’ death in 211. Caracalla then ruled jointly with his younger brother Geta. With whom he had a fraught relationship, until he had Geta murdered later that year. Caracalla’s reign was marked by domestic instability and external invasions from the Germanic people. Caracalla is presented in ancient sources as a tyrant and cruel leader, an image that has survived into modernity. Present Caracalla as a soldier first and emperor second. In the 12th century, Geoffrey of Monmouth. Started the legend of Caracalla’s role as the king of Britain. Later, in the 18th century, Caracalla’s memory was revived in the works of French artists due to the parallels between Caracalla’s apparent tyranny and that of King Louis XVI. Modern works continue to portray Caracalla as a psychopathic and evil ruler. His rule is remembered as being one of the most tyrannical of all Roman emperors. Caracalla’s reign was notable for the Antonine Constitution. , also known as the Edict of Caracalla , which granted Roman citizenship. To nearly all freemen throughout the Roman Empire. The edict gave all the enfranchised men Caracalla’s adopted praenomen. Domestically, Caracalla was known for the construction of the Baths of Caracalla. Which became the second largest baths in Rome, for the introduction of a new Roman currency named the antoninianus. A sort of double denarius, and for the massacres he enacted against the people of Rome and elsewhere in the empire. Towards the end of his rule, Caracalla began a campaign against the Parthian Empire. He did not see this campaign through to completion due to his assassination by a disaffected soldier in 217. He was succeeded as emperor by Macrinus. International Buyers – Please Note. The item “Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin” is in sale since Thursday, November 16, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “ancientauctions” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.
  • Denomination: Denarius
  • Ruler: Caracalla
  • Composition: Silver
  • Coin Type: Ancient Roman
  • Grade: High Grade
  • Date: 198 AD
  • Certification: NGC Encapsulation Advisable

Nov 11 2017

Ancient Roman Sicily Coin Medallion Caracalla AD Pergamon Bronze Brass Unknown

Ancient Roman Sicily Coin Medallion Caracalla AD Pergamon Bronze Brass Unknown

Ancient Roman Sicily Coin Medallion Caracalla AD Pergamon Bronze Brass Unknown

Ancient Roman Sicily Coin Medallion Caracalla AD Pergamon Bronze Brass Unknown

Ancient Roman Sicily Coin Medallion Caracalla AD Pergamon Bronze Brass Unknown

Ancient Roman Sicily Coin Medallion Caracalla AD Pergamon Bronze Brass Unknown

Ancient Roman Sicily Coin Medallion Caracalla AD Pergamon Bronze Brass Unknown

Ancient Roman Sicily Coin Medallion Caracalla AD Pergamon Bronze Brass Unknown

Ancient Roman Sicily Coin Medallion Caracalla AD Pergamon Bronze Brass Unknown

Ancient Roman Sicily Coin Medallion Caracalla AD Pergamon Bronze Brass Unknown

A gift from the emperor to the victorious party. We don’t know what it is. The guys ear looks funny. So this is the Man With Deep Ear Heirloom. We will update later we’ve been drinking. Seems newer rather than older or / just in best condition, these are great photos. We are seeking warm-homes to take-next-watch of the contents of our Noah’s Ark– & we try keep everyone happy. Some heirlooms were named by a relative at some point & labeled as such ie: Michael, Jack, Eve, Anton Charlotte Adam Bruce Ben Benny Benjamin Marcus Cleo CheatingBastardBill Elijah Esther Jesus John Jonas Joseph Owen Patricia StingBean Philip SillyFish CrazyHorse DingBat Paul Peter (some ancestors were crazy). As-is please – we don’t talk hobby talk – wii r dbaGlobal w/ Noah’s Ark. The item “Ancient Roman Sicily Coin Medallion Caracalla AD Pergamon Bronze Brass Unknown” is in sale since Friday, November 10, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “noahs_ark_usa” and is located in ~ Alpine NJ USA ~ . This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.
  • Grade: nice, large, sturdy, Solid
  • Composition: everything including Stardust Bronze Copper Silver
  • Provenance: Ownership History Available
  • Date: Circus Roman Empite
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy
  • Material: Copper Bronze Silver it’s all Stardust
  • Ancient Coins: Roman Coins
  • Coin Type: Ancient Roman
  • Ruler: Caracalla

Nov 11 2017

Ancient Roman Sicily Coin Medallion Caracalla 9AD Pergamon Bronze + & Unknown

Ancient Roman Sicily Coin Medallion Caracalla 9AD Pergamon Bronze + & Unknown

Ancient Roman Sicily Coin Medallion Caracalla 9AD Pergamon Bronze + & Unknown

Ancient Roman Sicily Coin Medallion Caracalla 9AD Pergamon Bronze + & Unknown

Ancient Roman Sicily Coin Medallion Caracalla 9AD Pergamon Bronze + & Unknown

Ancient Roman Sicily Coin Medallion Caracalla 9AD Pergamon Bronze + & Unknown

Ancient Roman Sicily Coin Medallion Caracalla 9AD Pergamon Bronze + & Unknown

Ancient Roman Sicily Coin Medallion Caracalla 9AD Pergamon Bronze + & Unknown

Ancient Roman Sicily Coin Medallion Caracalla 9AD Pergamon Bronze + & Unknown

Ancient Roman Sicily Coin Medallion Caracalla 9AD Pergamon Bronze + & Unknown

A gift from the emperor to the victorious party. Medallion This is more than 52 grams. We don’t know what it is. The guys ear looks funny. So this is the Man With Deep Ear Heirloom. We will update later we’ve been drinking. Seems newer rather than older or / just awesome nice. Photos are too good. We are seeking warm-homes to take-next-watch of the contents of our Noah’s Ark– & we try keep everyone happy. Some heirlooms were named by a relative at some point & labeled as such ie: Michael, Jack, Eve, Anton Charlotte Adam Bruce Ben Benny Benjamin Marcus Cleo CheatingBastardBill Elijah Esther Jesus John Jonas Joseph Owen Patricia StingBean Philip SillyFish CrazyHorse DingBat Paul Peter (some ancestors were crazy). The item “Ancient Roman Sicily Coin Medallion Caracalla 9AD Pergamon Bronze + & Unknown” is in sale since Sunday, October 29, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “noahs_ark_usa” and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica.
  • Grade: we determine relic or non-relic, we do not grade
  • Composition: everything including Stardust Bronze Copper Silver
  • Provenance: Ownership History Available
  • Cleaned/Uncleaned: is too clean, very old, thought pinged Silver
  • Date: Circus Rome AD 100
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy
  • Denomination: 66
  • Certification Number: Emma Says: hmm /Dave says: Buy Land~Not Coins
  • Material: Copper Bronze Silver it’s all Stardust
  • Ancient Coins: Roman Coins
  • Coin Type: Ancient Roman
  • Ruler: Caracalla

Oct 25 2017

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin. This coin is a great find and highly sought after! It is a must have for every collection. IMP CAE M AVR ANT AVG P TR P, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MINER VICTRIX, Minerva standing left, holding crowning Victory and spear; trophy to right. 3.39g, 18mm, 1h. 4 April 188 8 April 217, formally. Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Augustus. From AD 198 to 217. A member of the Severan Dynasty. He was the eldest son of Septimius Severus. Caracalla reigned jointly with his father from 198 until Severus’ death in 211. Caracalla then ruled jointly with his younger brother Geta. With whom he had a fraught relationship, until he had Geta murdered later that year. Caracalla’s reign was marked by domestic instability and external invasions from the Germanic people. Caracalla is presented in ancient sources as a tyrant and cruel leader, an image that has survived into modernity. Present Caracalla as a soldier first and emperor second. In the 12th century, Geoffrey of Monmouth. Started the legend of Caracalla’s role as the king of Britain. Later, in the 18th century, Caracalla’s memory was revived in the works of French artists due to the parallels between Caracalla’s apparent tyranny and that of King Louis XVI. Modern works continue to portray Caracalla as a psychopathic and evil ruler. His rule is remembered as being one of the most tyrannical of all Roman emperors. Caracalla’s reign was notable for the Antonine Constitution. , also known as the Edict of Caracalla , which granted Roman citizenship. To nearly all freemen throughout the Roman Empire. The edict gave all the enfranchised men Caracalla’s adopted praenomen. Domestically, Caracalla was known for the construction of the Baths of Caracalla. Which became the second largest baths in Rome, for the introduction of a new Roman currency named the antoninianus. A sort of double denarius, and for the massacres he enacted against the people of Rome and elsewhere in the empire. Towards the end of his rule, Caracalla began a campaign against the Parthian Empire. He did not see this campaign through to completion due to his assassination by a disaffected soldier in 217. He was succeeded as emperor by Macrinus. International Buyers – Please Note. The item “Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin” is in sale since Friday, October 20, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “ancientauctions” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Denomination: Denarius
  • Ruler: Caracalla
  • Composition: Silver
  • Coin Type: Ancient Roman
  • Grade: High Grade
  • Date: 198 AD
  • Certification: NGC Encapsulation Advisable

Oct 17 2017

Ancient Roman Coin / Medallion Caracalla 200 AD Pergamon Bronze Emperor’s Trophy

Ancient Roman Coin / Medallion Caracalla 200 AD Pergamon Bronze Emperor's Trophy

Ancient Roman Coin / Medallion Caracalla 200 AD Pergamon Bronze Emperor's Trophy

Ancient Roman Coin / Medallion Caracalla 200 AD Pergamon Bronze Emperor's Trophy

Ancient Roman Coin / Medallion Caracalla 200 AD Pergamon Bronze Emperor's Trophy

Ancient Roman Coin / Medallion Caracalla 200 AD Pergamon Bronze Emperor's Trophy

Ancient Roman Coin / Medallion Caracalla 200 AD Pergamon Bronze Emperor's Trophy

Ancient Roman Coin / Medallion Caracalla 200 AD Pergamon Bronze Emperor's Trophy

Ancient Roman Coin / Medallion Caracalla 200 AD Pergamon Bronze Emperor's Trophy

Ancient Roman Coin / Medallion Caracalla 200 AD Pergamon Bronze Emperor's Trophy

Ancient Roman Coin / Medallion Caracalla 200 AD Pergamon Bronze Emperor's Trophy

Ancient Roman Coin / Medallion Caracalla 200 AD Pergamon Bronze Emperor's Trophy

Generic > item/heirlooms in photos will arrive within 2 weeks +/- > is 2000 years old – is ok to bring to your master of the trade he may like it alot. (photos may be taken in different light). We trade to warm homes only is the job; everyone happy is the job; > People see errors in our listings and wish to start trouble / steal from the collections. If you feel something may not be to your liking here, Walk Away, & do not play games we may contact you/yours to resolve issues freindly peacefully swiftly 24/7 home office is ok, we follow e-bay policy. Many heirlooms were preserved by a master coin maven long ago – we have much like this. Say hello – we would be delighted to speak with : S cientist s / United States M useums. Birds Fish Horses depicted on countless precious heirlooms. Athena Alexander the Great & Apollo; Nero the Super hero she’d say; Skekel (Omer Cups relic solid silver, copper, silver-plated, silver unknowns, unknown labeled 69 AD 70AD & even 80 AD & younger + so be careful with your old books all); Sicily Greece India Coins, Africa Elephants Big & Small; GoatManFace Sicily MermaidMan HorseWithWings Corinthia Owl Coin Frog Coin tiny coins large coins, (some newer/older/mixed-in/mixed-up > No Hobby Talk in The Ark, Is Not our Hobby) Zeus Caesar Syracuse (Relic Silver 800 BC Greek mini-Giraffe Coin) Ancient Crab & Bee Stag Coins 200 of them, Roman Empire Tetradrachm & Drachm Peso Yen Griffin Widgets Noah’s ArkUSA > we have it. We’ve had some issues, Pardon the tone, You may not trade for the item pictured if you are unfamiliar with it. The title here has errors, so see all photos. We deal with religious fanatics who do not like us. We deal with angry historians / hobby mavens who have strong firm opinions & periodically cause trouble. We deal with individuals, families & organizations who wish to harm our ability to trade. Some heirlooms were named by a relative at some point & labeled as such ie: Michael, Jack, Eve, Charlotte, Cleo James Adam Lucy DingBat George Tiny Paul FancyPants Peter Jesus Lilian CrazyFace Carlos Ben Benny Benjamin (some ancestors were crazy). We are reasonable & fair though Radical Groups with International ties hate us because we are Jewish. (but not for e-bay business)… As a kid Grandfather shared stories told to him, of Kings Rabbis, the Church & the poverty-level people; coins given to the people to trade back to the temple to be closer to god (The Beggars Strike); distributed to the poor, poor trading with different trade than others; this was an ancient congregation of Levy Family Decedents – stories include religious institutions minting coins, minting during decades-long travels (entire cities relocating with no notice). We have Beggar Strike, to our heirloom Book 21 BC/AD Volume II. Newer Heirlooms were likely Grandfathers the first male not to follow in rabbinical studies (the outcast) he may have bought it on a cruise or trade show / we may have bought it at a garage sale; the cohen assets; Emma may have selected it as Ark worthy; great grandfather loved “genuine authentic patina weight history” hobby talk; > grandfather loved the depictions, & is all in Ark, & more. Assets may be silver, gold, copper, rock token brass tin silver-plated, clay pewter bronze nickel, the heirloom may be newer rather than older or made of iron; so, we take many photos (is always maybe silver maybe Copper, Maybe AD we like AC/DC; maybe aliens). We are not testing the compounds in each relic heirloom, most of which were labeled; though some mislabeled, miscellaneous, have no concerns about quality they were avid collectors & we have a good eye when sober. In any event: History, Content, & Trade Value Are Unknown all items, OK , > in the event you do not digest easily, it’s OK, much respect > shop elsewhere, is ok. The trade is for our blessings, the item / items pictured merely deliver it. The blessing isreal, you’ll feel it. The dates are a circus, books written when Earth was flat our books good too. We keep records for each trade. We authenticate everything in noah’s ark to our books the collection is diverse, science tests are thousands of dollars > heirlooms are offered as-is; so love the photos please. We are level-headed ish, fair friendly. To answer all of your questions: > ” we trade for another family too ” / ” we have more than one” / “Grandfather was planning to open a coin shop & always stocking ” / we don’t have the answers to your. Questions ” / ” please know your stuff if it’s important to you, Global Warming is important to us” / ” We felt it Ark worthy” / ” we do not need to trade & you do not need to trade. Many have been fortunate with heirlooms and later feel bad, don’t feel bad, ancestors collected throughout their lives, extra blessed & some want to punch our face, but only a little bit those that have played games in/with Noah’s Ark want to harm us; they simply can’t believe what happened to them, it must have been the bad karma miracle; > you read the listing, our customers include maven coin collectors, stores, diplomats, Hollywood Warner Bros. Teachers, students writing papers, TV media & art loving moms & pops like Grandpa. The item “Ancient Roman Coin / Medallion Caracalla 200 AD Pergamon Bronze Emperor’s Trophy” is in sale since Sunday, October 08, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “noahs_ark_usa” and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.
  • Grade: we determine relic or non-relic, we do not grade
  • Composition: Bronze & Other Metals
  • Provenance: Ownership History Available
  • Cleaned/Uncleaned: is clean & very big – they all are 55 + grams
  • Date: Circus 200AD 400 BC 2400CE
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy
  • Denomination: trophy
  • Coin Type: Ancient Roman
  • Ruler: Caracalla
  • Certification: Yes – Blessed Heirloom NO! Triple Blessed HUGE!
  • Certification Number: is two guys giving a high five – is nice

Oct 3 2017

CARACALLA Pautalia in Thrace 198AD Ancient Roman Coin STAR MOON i22728

CARACALLA Pautalia in Thrace 198AD Ancient Roman Coin STAR MOON i22728

CARACALLA Pautalia in Thrace 198AD Ancient Roman Coin STAR MOON i22728

Item: i22728 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Caracalla – Roman Emperor: 198-217 A. Bronze 18mm (4.07 grams) of Pautalia in Thrace. AV K M ANT nel, Laureate head right. OV IAC AVTAIAC, Six-pointed star within crescent moon. Numismatic note: Interesting astrological reference. Planets in astrology have a meaning different from the modern astronomical understanding of what a planet is. Before the age of telescopes, the night sky was thought to consist of two very similar components: fixed stars, which remained motionless in relation to each other, and “wandering stars” Ancient Greek. Asteres planetai , which moved relative to the fixed stars over the course of the year. To the Greeks and the other earliest astronomers, this group comprised the five planets visible to the naked eye, and excluded the Earth. Although strictly the term ” planet ” applied only to those five objects, the term was latterly broadened, particularly in the Middle Ages, to include the Sun and the Moon (sometimes referred to as “Lights”), making a total of seven planets. Astrologers retain this definition today. To ancient astrologers, the planets represented the will of the gods and their direct influence upon human affairs. To modern astrologers the planets represent basic drives or urges in the unconscious, or energy flow regulators representing dimensions of experience. They express themselves with different qualities in the twelve signs of the zodiac and in the twelve houses. The planets are also related to each other in the form of aspects. Modern astrologers differ on the source of the planets’ influence. Hone writes that the planets exert it directly through gravitation or another, unknown influence. Others hold that the planets have no direct influence in themselves, but are mirrors of basic organizing principles in the universe. In other words, the basic patterns of the universe repeat themselves everywhere, in fractal -like fashion, and “as above so below”. Therefore, the patterns that the planets make in the sky reflect the ebb and flow of basic human impulses. The planets are also associated, especially in the Chinese tradition, with the basic forces of nature. Listed below are the specific meanings and domains associated with the astrological planets since ancient times, with the main focus on the Western astrological tradition. The planets in Hindu astrology are known as the Navagraha or “nine realms”. In Chinese astrology , the planets are associated with the life forces of yin and yang and the five elements , which play an important role in the Chinese form of geomancy known as Feng Shui. This table shows the astrological planets (as distinct from the astronomical) and the Greek and Roman deities associated with them. In most cases, the English name for planets derives from the name of a Roman god or goddess. Also of interest is the conflation of the Roman god with a similar Greek god. In some cases, it is the same deity with two different names. Solar incarnation God of Prophecy; Helios means sun. The Sun God Son of Aditi and Kashyap; Surya means the supreme light. Lunar incarnation Goddess of Hunt; Selene means moon. The Moon God Associated with impatience of human nature. Always found feathered on the head of Lord Shiva ; Chandra means shining. A planet god known for his intelligence; Budha means awakening, clever, intelligent, wise, learned man, wise man, or sage. Goddess of romance; Venus means “love” or sexual desire. The mentor of Asuras. Associated with fertility and enthusiasm. Always helped demons in the war against gods; Shukra means clear, pure, brightness, or clearness. This planet is associated with unluckiness of brides. Also associated with strength. Goddess of the seasons; Demeter means Earth Mother. The Great Divine Mother in Hinduism; Shakti means power, strength, might, energy, or capacity. Leader of the Gods; Jupiter means Sky Father. Mentor/ Guru /teacher of gods. Always helped gods in war against demons. Guru means “teacher” or priest. ” Brihaspati means “lord of prayer or devotion. Ruler of the Titans. Punishes the person who does not do his duty properly. Saturn (Shani) tests a person every 22.5 years; the test lasts for a period of 7.5 years (Sadesati). The origin of word Shani comes from the following: Shanaye Kramati Sa: i. The one who moves slowly, as Saturn takes about 30 years to revolve around the sun. Incarnation of the Sky; “Uranus” and “Caelus” both mean sky. A mythological snake king in Indian Puranas. Vasuki means of divine being. God of the Sea. God of rain in Indian mythology; Varuna means God of the sea. God of the Underworld and Death; Hades means “the unseen” and Pluto means wealth. Kubera gave a loan to lord Vishnu to search for his wife Lakshmi who had quarreled with Vishnu and left their home. Kubera means “deformed” or monstrous. The geocentric Ptolemaic system of the universe depicted by Andreas Cellarius , 166061. Treatises on the Ptolemaic planets and their influence on people born “under their reign” appear in block book form, so-called “planet books” or Planetebücher , from about 1460 in southern Germany, and remain popular throughout the German Renaissance , exerting great iconographical influence far into the 17th century. A notable early example is the Hausbuch of Wolfegg of c. Even earlier, Hans Talhoffer , in a 1459 manuscript, includes a treatise on planets and planet-children. These books usually list a male and a female Titan with each planet, Cronus and Rhea with Saturn, Eurymedon and Themis with Jupiter, Hyperion and Theia with Sun, Atlas and Phoebe with Moon, Coeus and Metis with Mercury and Oceanus and Tethys with Venus. The qualities inherited from the planets by their children are as follows. Saturn: melancholy and apathy. Mars: soldiering and warfare. Sun: music and athleticism. Moon: association with water and travel. Venus: amorousness and passion. The seven classical planets are those easily seen with the naked eye, and were thus known to ancient astrologers. They are the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Sometimes, the Sun and Moon were referred to as “the lights” or the ” luminaries “. Ceres and Uranus can also just be seen with the naked eye, though no ancient culture appears to have taken note of them. The astrological descriptions attached to the seven classical planets have been preserved since ancient times. Astrologers call the seven classical planets “the seven personal and social planets”, because they are said to represent the basic human drives of every individual. The personal planets are the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars. The social or transpersonal planets are Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter and Saturn are often called the first of the “transpersonal” or “transcendent” planets as they represent a transition from the inner personal planets to the outer modern, impersonal planets. The outer modern planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are often called the collective or transcendental planets. The following is a list of the planets and their associated characteristics. Helios on a relief from Ilion, early 4th-century BC. The Sun is the planetary ruler of Leo and is exalted in Aries. In Greek mythology, the Sun was represented by the Titans Hyperion and Helios Roman Sol , and later by Apollo , the god of light. The Sun is the star at the center of our solar system, around which the Earth and other planets revolve and provides us with heat and light. The arc that the Sun travels in every year, rising and setting in a slightly different place each day, is therefore in reality a reflection of the Earth’s own orbit around the Sun. This arc is larger the farther north or south from the equator latitude, giving a more extreme difference between day and night and between seasons during the year. The Sun travels through the twelve signs of the zodiac on its annual journey, spending about a month in each. The Sun’s position on a person’s birthday therefore determines what is usually called his or her “sun” sign. However, the sun sign allotment varies between Western (sign change around 22-23 of every month) and Hindu astrology (sign change around 14-15 of every month) due the different systems of planetary calculations, following the tropical and sidereal definitions respectively. The Sun , the star at the center of the Solar System. Astrologically, the Sun is usually thought to represent the conscious ego , the self and its expression, personal power, pride and authority, leadership qualities and the principles of creativity, spontaneity, health and vitality, the sum of which is named the “life force”. The 1st-century poet Marcus Manilius in his epic, 8000-verse poem, Astronomica , described the Sun , or Sol , as benign and favorable. In medicine, the Sun is associated with the heart, circulatory system, and the thymus. In Ayurveda , it rules over life-force (praan-shakti), governs bile temperament (pitta), stomach, bones and eyes. In modern astrology, the Sun is the ruler of the fifth house and the zodiac sign of Leo. The Sun is associated with Sunday. Dante Alighieri associated the Sun with the liberal art of music. In Chinese astrology , the Sun represents Yang , the active, assertive masculine life principle. Luna or Diana, wearing a crescent-moon crown and driving her ox-drawn chariot (biga) , on the Parabiago plate (2nd5th centuries AD). The Moon is the ruling planet of Cancer and is exalted in Taurus. In Roman mythology, the Moon was Luna , at times identified with Diana. The Moon is large enough for its gravity to affect the Earth, stabilizing its orbit and producing the regular ebb and flow of the tides. The lunar day syncs up with its orbit around Earth in such a manner that the same side of the Moon always faces the Earth and the other side, known as the ” far side of the Moon ” faces towards space. The moon is used to characterise the inner child within us, as well as the past and how we have been as individuals rather than how we are now. It is also used to represent the perception one has of one’s mother, so someone with a Pisces Moon would be more likely to see their mother as a Piscean type, even if in reality that was not the case. In the horoscope the aspects the moon makes with other planets and the transits the slower moving planets make to the moon are all said to have a strong impact on how our lives unfold. Astrologically the Moon is associated with a person’s emotional make-up, unconscious habits, rhythms, memories, moods and their ability to react and adapt to those around them. It is also associated with the mother, maternal instincts or the urge to nurture, the home, the need for security and the past, especially early experiences and childhood. The 1st-century poet Manilius, described the Moon or Luna , as melancholic. In medicine, the Moon is associated with the digestive system, stomach, breasts, the ovaries and menstruation (which does occur on a monthly cycle). Despite Manilius’ assignation, the Moon is commonly associated with the phlegmatic humor; it ruled the animal spirits. In modern astrology, the Moon is the ruler of the fourth house , Cancer. The Moon or Luna is associated with Monday, the word Monday comes from the Old English word for Moon day or Moon’s day, and in Romance languages, the name for Monday comes from luna e. Luni in Romanian, lundi in French, lunes in Spanish and lunedi in Italian. In Chinese astrology , the Moon represents Yin , the passive and receptive feminine life principle. In Indian astrology , the Moon is called Chandra or Soma and represents the mind, queenship and mother. The north lunar node (called Rahu) and the south lunar node (called Ketu) are considered to be of particular importance and are given an equal place alongside the seven classical planets as part of the nine navagraha. Flying Mercury (late 16th-century) by Giambologna. Mercury is the ruling planet of Gemini and Virgo and is exalted in the latter; it is the only planet with rulership and exaltation both in the same sign (Virgo). In Roman mythology, Mercury is the messenger of the gods, noted for his speed and swiftness. Echoing this, the scorching, airless world Mercury circles the Sun on the fastest orbit of any planet. Mercury takes only 88 days to orbit the Sun, spending about 7.33 days in each sign of the zodiac. Mercury is so close to the Sun that only a brief period exists after the Sun has set where it can be seen with the naked eye, before following the Sun beyond the horizon. Astrologically, Mercury represents the principles of communication, mentality, thinking patterns, rationality and reasoning and adaptability and variability. The 1st-century poet Manilius described Mercury as an inconstant, vivacious and curious planet. In medicine, Mercury is associated with the nervous system, the brain, the respiratory system, the thyroid and the sense organs. It is traditionally held to be essentially cold and dry, according to its placement in the zodiac and in any aspects to other planets. It is linked to the animal spirits. Today, Mercury is regarded as the ruler of the third and sixth houses; traditionally, it had the joy in the first house. Mercury is the messenger of the gods in mythology. It is the planet of day-to-day expression and relationships. Mercury’s action is to take things apart and put them back together again. It is an opportunistic planet, decidedly unemotional and curious. Mercury rules over Wednesday. In Romance languages, the word for Wednesday is often similar to Mercury (miercuri in Romanian, mercredi in French, miercoles in Spanish and “mercoledì” in Italian). Dante Alighieri associated Mercury with the liberal art of dialectic In Indian astrology, Mercury is called Budha , a word related to Buddhi (“intelligence”) and represents communication. In chinese astrology, Mercury represent Water , four element. Water is communicative, intelligence and much elegance. Venus, wearing the sign of Libra on her midsection, and Taurus at her feet, at Cardiff Castle , Wales. Venus is the ruling planet of Taurus and Libra and is exalted in Pisces. In roman mythology, Venus is the goddess of love and beauty, famous for the passions she could stir among the gods. Her cults may represent the religiously legitimate charm and seduction of the divine by mortals, in contrast to the formal, contractual relations between most members of Rome’s official pantheon and the state, and the unofficial, illicit manipulation of divine forces through magic. The ambivalence of her function is suggested in the etymological relationship of the root venes- with Latin venenum (poison, venom), in the sense of “a charm, magic philtre”. Venus orbits the Sun in 225 days, spending about 18.75 days in each sign of the zodiac. Venus is the second brightest object in the night sky, the Moon being the brightest. It is usually beheld as a twin planet to Earth. Astrologically, Venus is associated with the principles of harmony, beauty, balance, feelings and affections and the urge to sympathize and unite with others. It is involved with the desire for pleasure, comfort and ease. It governs romantic relations, marriage and business partnerships, sex (the origin of the words’venery’ and’venereal’), the arts, fashion and social life. The 1st-century poet Marcus Manilius described Venus as generous and fecund and the lesser benefic. The planet Venus In medicine, Venus is associated with the lumbar region, the veins, parathyroids, throat and kidneys. Venus was thought to be moderately warm and moist and was associated with the phlegmatic humor. Venus is the ruler of the second and seventh houses. Venus is the planet of Friday. In languages deriving from Latin, such as Romanian, Spanish, French, and Italian, the word for Friday often resembles the word Venus (vineri , viernes , vendredi and “venerdì” respectively). Dante Alighieri associated Venus with the liberal art of rhetoric. In Chinese astrology , Venus is associated with the element metal , which is unyielding, strong and persistent. In Indian astrology , Venus is known as Shukra and represents wealth, pleasure and reproduction. In Norse Paganism , the planet is associated to Freyja , the goddess of love, beauty and fertility. Early 18th-century illustration of Mars (al-mirrikh) for the Bestiary of Zakariya al-Qazwini (Walters Art Museum). Mars is the ruling planet of Aries and Scorpio and is exalted in Capricorn. Mars is the Roman god of war and bloodshed, whose symbol is a spear and shield. Both the soil of Mars and the hemoglobin of human blood are rich in iron and because of this they share its distinct deep red color. He was second in importance only to Jupiter, and he was the most prominent of the military gods worshipped by the Roman legions. Mars orbits the Sun in 687 days, spending about 57.25 days in each sign of the zodiac. It is also the first planet that orbits outside of Earth’s orbit, making it the first planet that does not set along with the Sun. Mars has two permanent polar ice caps. During a pole’s winter, it lies in continuous darkness, chilling the surface and causing the deposition of 2530% of the atmosphere into slabs of CO2 ice (dry ice). Astrologically, Mars is associated with confidence and self-assertion, aggression, sexuality, energy, strength, ambition and impulsiveness. Mars governs sports, competitions and physical activities in general. The 1st-century poet Manilius, described the planet as ardent and as the lesser malefic. In medicine, Mars presides over the genitals , the muscular system, the gonads and adrenal glands. It was traditionally held to be hot and excessively dry and ruled the choleric humor. It was associated with fever, accidents, trauma, pain and surgery. In modern astrology, Mars is said to rule the first and eighth houses; traditionally, however, Mars ruled the third and tenth houses. While Venus tends to the overall relationship atmosphere, Mars is the passionate impulse and action, the masculine aspect, discipline, will-power and stamina. Mars is associated with Tuesday and in Romance languages the word for Tuesday often resembles Mars (in Romanian, mari , in Spanish, martes , in French, mardi and in Italian “martedì”). The English “Tuesday” is a modernised form of “Tyr’s Day”, Tyr being the Germanic analogue to Mars. Dante Alighieri associated Mars with the liberal art of arithmetic. In Chinese astrology, Mars is ruled by the element fire , which is passionate, energetic and adventurous. In Indian astrology , Mars is called Mangala and represents energy, confidence and ego. Jupiter enthroned, with the symbols of Pisces and Sagittarius at his feet (woodcut by Johannes Regiomontanus , 1512). Jupiter is the ruling planet of Sagittarius and is exalted in Cancer. In Roman mythology, Jupiter is the ruler of the gods and their guardian and protector, and his symbol is the thunderbolt. The Romans believed that Jupiter granted them supremacy because they had honored him more than any other people had. Jupiter was the fount of the auspices upon which the relationship of the city with the gods rested. He personified the divine authority of Rome’s highest offices, internal organization, and external relations. His image in the Republican and Imperial Capitol bore regalia associated with Rome’s ancient kings and the highest consular and Imperial honours. In the same way, the planet Jupiter is the king of the other planets, a giant in size with spectacular, brightly colored clouds and intense storms. Some astronomers believe that it plays an important protecting role in using its massive gravity to capture or expel from the solar system many comets and asteroids that would otherwise threaten Earth and the inner planets. Jupiter takes 11.9 years to orbit the Sun, spending almost an earth year (361 days) in each sign of the zodiac. Furthermore Jupiter is usually the fourth brightest object in the sky (after the Sun, the Moon and Venus). Astrologically, Jupiter is associated with the principles of growth, expansion, prosperity, and good fortune. Jupiter governs long distance and foreign travel, higher education, religion, and the law. It is also associated with the urge for freedom and exploration, humanitarian and protecting roles, and with gambling and merrymaking. The 1st-century poet Manilius described Jupiter as temperate and benign, and the greater benefic. It was regarded as warm and moist in nature, and therefore favorable to life. In medicine, Jupiter is associated with the liver, pituitary gland, and the disposition of fats; it governed the sanguine humor. In modern times, Jupiter is said to be the ruler of the ninth and twelfth houses, but traditionally, Jupiter was assigned to the second and ninth houses: the house of values and the house of beliefs, respectively. Jupiter is associated with Thursday, and in Romance languages, the name for Thursday often comes from Jupiter e. Joi in Romanian, jeudi in French, jueves in Spanish, and giovedì in Italian. Dante Alighieri associated Jupiter with the liberal art of geometry. In Chinese astrology, Jupiter is ruled by the element wood , which is patient, hard-working, and reliable. In Indian astrology , Jupiter is known as Guru or Brihaspati and is known as the’great teacher’. Saturn, with Capricorn at his feet and the New Year in his arms, from The Seven Planets with the Signs of the Zodiac (1539) by Hans Sebald Beham. Saturn is the ruling planet of Capricorn and is exalted in Libra. In Roman mythology, Saturn is the god of agriculture, founder of civilizations and of social order, and conformity. The glyph is most often seen as scythe-like but it is primarily known as the “crescent below the cross”, whereas Jupiter’s glyph is the “crescent above the cross”. The famous rings of the planet Saturn that enclose and surround it, reflect this principle of man’s limitations. Saturn takes 29.5 years to orbit the Sun, spending about 2.46 years in each sign of the zodiac. Astrologically, Saturn is associated with the principles of limitation, restrictions, boundaries, practicality and reality, crystallizing, and structures. Saturn governs ambition, career, authority and hierarchy, and conforming social structures. It concerns a person’s sense of duty, discipline and responsibility, and their physical and emotional endurance during hardships. Saturn is also considered to represent the part of a person concerned with long-term planning. The Return of Saturn is said to mark significant events in each person’s life. According to the 1st-century poet Manilius, Saturn is sad, morose, and cold, and is the greater malefic. According to Claudius Ptolemy, Saturn is lord of the right ear, the spleen, the bladder, the phlegm, and the bones. Saturn symbolized processes and things that were dry and cold, and therefore inimical to life. It governed the melancholic humor. According to Sefer Yetzirah GRA Version Kaplan 4:13. He made the letter Resh king over Peace And He bound a crown to it And He combined one with another And with them He formed Saturn in the Universe Friday in the Year The left nostril in the Soul, male and female. Before the discovery of Uranus , Saturn was regarded as the ruling planet of Aquarius. Still use Saturn as the planetary ruler of both Capricorn and Aquarius; in modern astrology it is accordingly the ruler of the tenth and eleventh houses. Traditionally, however, Saturn was associated with the first and eighth houses. Saturn is associated with Saturday, which was named after the deity Saturn. Dante Alighieri associated Saturn with the liberal art of astronomia (astrology and astronomy). In Chinese astrology, Saturn is ruled by the element earth , which is warm, generous, and co-operative. In Indian astrology , Saturn is called Shani or “Sani”, and represents career and longevity. It is also the bringer of bad luck and hardship. Since the invention of the telescope, Western astrology has incorporated Uranus, Neptune, Ceres, Pluto, and other bodies into its methodology. The Indian and Chinese astrologies have tended to retain the ancient seven-planet system. Meanings have had to be assigned to them by modern astrologers, usually according to the major events that occurred in the world at the time of their discovery. As these astrologers are usually Western, the social and historical events they describe have an inevitable Western emphasis. Astrologers consider the “extra-Saturnian” planets to be “impersonal” or generational planets, meaning their effects are felt more across whole generations of society. Their effects in individuals depend upon how strongly they feature in that individual’s birth-chart. The following are their characteristics as accepted by most astrologers. Syncretic figure of Aion – Uranus standing within a zodiac wheel, with a reclining Earth goddess and four children representing the Seasons (Roman-era mosaic from Sentinum , AD 200-250). For some modern Western astrologers, the planet Uranus is the ruling planet of Aquarius and is exalted in Scorpio. In Greek mythology, Uranus is the personification of the heavens and the night sky. The planet Uranus is very unusual among the planets in that it rotates on its side, so that it presents each of its poles to the Sun in turn during its orbit; causing both hemispheres to alternate between being bathed in light and lying in total darkness over the course of the orbit. Uranus takes 84 years to orbit the Sun, spending about 7 years in each sign of the zodiac. Uranus was discovered only in 1781 by Sir William Herschel. Astrologically modern interpretations associate Uranus with the principles of genius, individuality, new and unconventional ideas, discoveries, electricity, inventions, and the beginnings of the industrial revolution. Uranus, among all planets, most governs genius. Uranus governs societies, clubs, and any group dedicated to humanitarian or progressive ideals. Uranus, the planet of sudden and unexpected changes, rules freedom and originality. In society, it rules radical ideas and people, as well as revolutionary events that upset established structures. In art and literature, the discovery of Uranus coincided with the Romantic movement, which emphasized individuality and freedom of expression. In medicine, Uranus is believed to be particularly associated with the sympathetic nervous system, mental disorders, breakdowns and hysteria, spasms, and cramps. Uranus is considered by modern astrologers to be ruler of the eleventh house. For many astrologers, Neptune is the ruling planet of Pisces. In Roman mythology, Neptune is the god of the sea, and the deep, ocean blue color of the planet Neptune reflects this. Its glyph is taken directly from Neptune’s trident, symbolizing the curve of spirit being pierced by the cross of matter. Neptune takes 165 years to orbit the Sun, spending approximately 14 years (13.75) in each sign of the zodiac. Neptune was discovered in 1846. Astrologically, modern Western astrologers associate the planet Neptune with creativity, idealism and compassion, but also with illusion, confusion, and deception. Neptune governs hospitals, prisons, mental institutions, and any other place, such as a monastery, that involves a retreat from society. Its appearance coincided with the discovery of anesthetics and hypnotism. In political terms, Neptune was linked to the rise of nationalist movements throughout Europe in countries like Germany, Italy, Hungary, Ireland, and Serbia, seeking independence for their nations inspired by an idealized past of legend. It was also linked to the rise of socialism and the beginnings of the welfare state. Neptune coincided with the utopian ideals of Communism, when Marx and Engels first published’The Communist Manifesto’ in 1848. Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto , ceiling mural ca. 1597 created by Caravaggio for a room adjacent to the alchemical distillery of Cardinal Francesco Maria Del Monte : hovering around a translucent globe that represents the world are Jupiter with his eagle, Neptune holding a bident, and Pluto with a horse and Cerberus. In art, the impressionist movement began a trend away from literal representation, to one based on the subtle, changing moods of light and color. In medicine, Neptune is seen to be particularly associated with the thalamus, the spinal canal, and severe or mysterious illnesses and neuroses. Neptune is considered by modern astrologers to be ruler of the twelfth house. To most modern Western astrologers, Pluto is the ruling planet of Scorpio. In Roman mythology, Pluto is the god of the underworld and of wealth. The alchemy symbol was given to Pluto on its discovery, three centuries after Alchemy practices had all but disappeared. The alchemy symbol can therefore be read as spirit over mind, transcending matter. The symbols were chosen given the close association with Mars which has a similar symbol. Pluto takes 247 years to make a full circuit of the zodiac, but its progress is highly variable: it spends between 15 and 26 years in each sign. Astrologically, Pluto is called “the great renewer”, and is considered to represent the part of a person that destroys in order to renew, through bringing buried, but intense needs and drives to the surface, and expressing them, even at the expense of the existing order. A commonly used keyword for Pluto is “transformation”. It is associated with power and personal mastery, and the need to cooperate and share with another, if each is not to be destroyed. Pluto governs big business and wealth, mining, surgery and detective work, and any enterprise that involves digging under the surface to bring the truth to light. Pluto is also associated with the day Tuesday. Pluto is also associated with extreme power and corruption; the discovery of Pluto in 1930 coincided with the rise of fascism and Stalinism in Europe, leading to World War II. It also coincided with the Great Depression and the major proliferation of organized crime in the United States. Its entry in Cancer in 1913, the sign in which it was later discovered, coincided with World War I. It is also associated with nuclear armament , which had its genesis in the research of the 1930s and 40s. Later on, it gave rise to the polarized nuclear stand off of the Cold War, with the mass consumer societies of the United States and other democracies facing the totalitarian state of the USSR. The discovery of Pluto also occurred just after the birth of modern psychoanalysis, when Freud and Jung began to explore the depths of the unconscious. In real life events and culture, Pluto has been a major astrological aspect. In art, movements like Cubism and Surrealism began to de-construct the “normal” view of the world. In medicine, Pluto is seen to be associated with regenerative forces in the body involving cell formation and the reproductive system. Pluto is considered by modern astrologers to be co-ruler of the eighth house. Many traditional astrologers do not use Pluto as a ruling planet, but do use the planet for interpretation and predictive work, obliquely making reference to projections of influences from higher to lower dimensional spaces. Ceres with torch in search of Proserpina (medaillon by Martial Reymond , early 17th century). Ceres is the smallest identified dwarf planet in the Solar System. It was discovered on 1 January 1801 by Giuseppe Piazzi, and is named after Ceres, the Roman goddess of growing plants, the harvest, and of motherly love. It was the first asteroid discovered, taking up about one-third of the entire mass of its asteroid belt. The classification of Ceres has changed more than once and has been the subject of some disagreement. Elert Bode Johann believed Ceres to be the “missing planet” he had proposed to exist between Mars and Jupiter , at a distance of 419 million km (2.8 AU) from the Sun. Ceres was assigned a planetary symbol, and remained listed as a planet in astronomy books and tables for about half a century. The 2006 debate surrounding Pluto and what constitutes a planet led to Ceres being considered for reclassification as a planet, but in the end Ceres and Pluto were classified as the first members of the new dwarf planet category. Ceres passes through the zodiac every 4 years and 7 months, passing through a little more than 2½ signs every year. In mythology, Ceres is the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Demeter , and is the goddess of agriculture. The goddess (and metaphorically the planet) is also associated with the reproductive issues of an adult woman, as well as pregnancy and other major transitions in a woman’s life, including the nine months of gestation time, family bonds and relationships. For some astrologers Ceres is the ruling planet of Virgo Although a mother, Ceres is also the archetype of a virgin goddess. Ceres epitomizes independent women who are often unmarried since, according to myth, Ceres is an unmarried goddess who chose to become a mother without a husband or partner. While the moon represents our ideal of “motherhood”, Ceres would represent how our real and nature motherhood should be. Ceres, as the Goddess who has control over nature’s resources and cycles, may astrologically be considered the planet of the Environment. Returning to mythology, an early environmental villain is the figure of Erysichthon , the tearer up of the earth, who cut down trees in a grove sacred to Ceres-Demeter, for which he was punished by the goddess with fearful hunger. In this sense Ceres became an emerging archetype in the awareness of recent climate change , and is entering our collective consciousness as a need to take care of our natural and irreplaceable resources in the 21st century. Ceres represents a leap towards a future of ecological responsibility and knowledge. As an indicator for environmental or community activism, Ceres would represent for some astrologers the wave of the future. The status of Ceres is unknown at the moment in astrology. The possibility exists that Ceres is not involved with any sign, but it has been strongly suggested as the ruler of Virgo. As in all cases of newer discoveries, Ceres will likely never be used in horoscopes by traditionalist astrologers. The three most popular Eurasian traditions, Western astrology , Chinese astrology , and Hindu Astrology , accordingly share a large amount of common themes in their zodiacs and concepts of planetary meanings. This could fallaciously inflect that the three have an ancient common origin, whereas in fact the three developed mutually over millennia by diffusion, assimilation, scholarship, and trade across the whole of Eurasia and Africa. The Western and Hindu zodiacs essentially correspond to twelve similar archetypes , despite differences in tone, emphasis, motifs, and right ascension of their constellations, as do the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac ; however, both Western and Hindu astrology are based on four elements: fire, earth, air, water; whereas the Chinese is based on five: metal, water, wood, fire, and earth. Chinese elemental conceptions of the planets clearly correlate to their Western and Hindu counterparts in the case of Mars (Fire), Saturn (Earth), and Jupiter (Wood). The Chinese linkage of Mercury with Water is alien to Western astrology, but this combination shares the water themes, much of what is coined “mercurial” in Western thought, such as intellect, reason and communication. The Chinese association of Venus to Metal appears at first fundamentally different from Western notions of love and romance. In Babylonian mythology, her equivalent was Ishtar, goddess of both love and war. The Chinese metal representative is unyielding and forceful, set in their ways and taciturn; yet Venus’ Western element is air, which is logical and sanguine. Metal is also sophisticated, and enjoys the good things in life. In Western astrology, Venus rules both Libra , which is sophisticated, logical, and romantic, and Taurus , which is reserved, sensual, and unyielding. In addition, some sources claim that Venus has an association with gold (metal) where counterpart of Venus is Freyja who is related to the element gold in Norse mythology. Some Western astrologers believe that metal is better associated with the qualities of the planet Saturn, arguing that metal equates to air in the western system, and that Saturn is linked to air in Vedic astrology. The cycle of the five Chinese elements operate completely differently from the Western cycle of four. This discrepancy between elements can be clarified by their geomancy , which is locked with Chinese astrology. On the Feng Shui compass, the five elements and the five visible planets are placed on the cardinal directions and center point, with Mercury-Water to the north, Jupiter-Wood to the east, Mars-Fire to the south, Venus-Metal to the west, and Saturn-Earth in the center. This also suggests that Western air best corresponds to metal, while Venus rules the west in both traditions. Wood in Chinese philosophy describes characteristics found in the Western element of fire. Other solar system bodies. Some asteroids such as Pallas and Vesta , as well as dwarf planet Ceres , can easily be seen with binoculars (Vesta even with the naked eye), but these were not recognized as planetary, and perhaps not even noticed, until the early 19th century. In the early 19th century, Ceres , Juno , and the other two aforementioned asteroids were for a time regarded as planets. Although asteroids have been known to both astronomers and astrologers for more than 200 years, they are often ignored by astrologers. The tradition of some astrologers casting charts with minor planets originates with these asteroids. Since the discovery of Chiron in the 1970s, some astrologers have been casting the new “planet”, although astronomers consider it a centaur (a kind of intermediate object between comet and asteroid). In the 21st century, several new planet-sized bodies, including Sedna , Quaoar , Haumea , and Eris , have been discovered, but not yet incorporated into mainstream astrological predictions, although some more avant-garde groups have attempted to incorporate them. Comets and novae have been observed and discussed for several thousand years. Comets in particular were portents of great interest to ancient people and given various astrological interpretations. Both phenomena are rarely visible to the naked-eye, and are ignored by most modern astrologers. The near-earth asteroid Cruithne is thought to influence the zodiac and some personal horoscopes Not to be confused with Chiron, Pluto’s only moon Charon is treated like a “minor planet” or given the same status as a dwarf planet , the title given to Pluto when in 2006 the International Astronomical Union demoted its status from the farthest planet. Some astrologers have hypothesized about the existence of unseen or undiscovered planets. In 1918, astrologer Sepharial proposed the existence of Earth’s “Dark Moon” Lilith , and since then, some astrologers have been using it in their charts; though the same name is also (and now, more commonly) used in astrology to refer to the axis of the actual Moon’s orbit. The 20th-century German school of astrology known as Uranian astrology also claimed that many undiscovered planets existed beyond the orbit of Neptune, giving them names such as Cupido, Hades, Zeus, Kronos, Apollon, Admetos, Vulcanus, and Poseidon, and charting their supposed orbits. These orbits have not coincided, however, with more recent discoveries by astronomers of objects beyond Neptune. Other astrologers have focused on the theory that in time, all twelve signs of the zodiac will each have their own ruler, so that another two planets have yet to be discovered; namely the “true” rulers of Taurus and Virgo. The names of the planets mentioned in this regard by some are Vulcan (ruler of Virgo) and Apollo , the Roman god of the Sun (ruler of Taurus). Another version of this theory states that the modern planets discovered so far correspond to the elements known to the ancientsair (Uranus, god of the heavens), water (Neptune, god of the sea), and fire (Pluto, god of the underworld)which leaves the elements earth and ether (the fifth element of the fiery upper air). In other words, it is claimed that the two planets to be discovered will be named after an earth god or goddess (such as the Horae), and after Aether , the Roman and Greek god of the upper air and stars. Velbazhd is a town in the far west of Bulgaria , the capital of Kyustendil Province , with a population of 58,059 (2005 census). Kyustendil is situated in the southern part of the Kyustendil Valley, 90 km southwest of Sofia. It was named after the medieval lord of the surrounding region, Constantine Draga. A Thracian settlement was founded at the place of the modern town in the 5th -4th century BC and the Romans developed it into an important stronghold, balneological resort and trade junction called Pautalia in the 1st century AD. The Hisarlaka fortress was built in the 4th century and the town was mentioned under the Slavic name of Velbazhd (, meaning “camel”). In a 1019 charter by the Byzantine Emperor Basil II. It became a major religious and administrative centre. Antoninus (Called’Caracalla’) Caesar: 195-198 A. D. Br> Augustus: 198-217 A. With Septimius Severus 209-211 A. With Septimius Severus and Geta 211-217 A. Caracallus , born Lucius Septimius Bassianus and later called Marcus Aurelius Antoninus and Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus , was the eldest son of Septimius Severus and Roman Emperor from 211 to 217. He was one of the most nefarious of Roman emperors. Caracalla’s reign was notable for. The Constitutio Antoniniana , granting Roman citizenship to freemen throughout the Roman Empire , according to Cassius Dio in order to increase taxation. Debasing the silver content in Roman coinage by 25 percent in order to pay the legions; and. The construction of a large thermae outside Rome, the remains of which, known as the Baths of Caracalla , can still be seen today. “Caracalla was the common enemy of all mankind, ” wrote Edward Gibbon. He spent his reign traveling from province to province so that each could experience his rapine and cruelty. Caracalla’s real name was Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. He got the nickname from his habit of wearing a cloak by the same name. Caracalla was the elder son of Septimius Severus and brother of Geta whom he positively hated. Hated so much, in fact, that he had him murdered a few years later. In the mayhem that followed, Caracalla’s men went on a killing spree of anyone suspected of being a Geta sympathizer. In the massacre, it’s estimated up to 20,000 people lost their lives. Caracalla would go on to rule for another five years but his bad karma caught up with him and he was assassinated in a plot perpetrated by Macrinus. As an emperor Caracalla possessed few redeeming qualities and among the worst of them would be his ruinous drain on the treasury. Because he knew everyone hated him he sought the protection of the army. He raised the pay of the solider to about four denarii per day, nearly quadrupling the salary of just a few years prior. And on top of their regular salary he heaped endless bonuses and other concessions meant to endear them. This not only intensified the hatred against him but also had the effect of corrupting the military who had become accustomed to this life of luxury and throwing the economy into lasting disarray. What is a certificate of authenticity and what guarantees do you give that the item is authentic? 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Sep 30 2017

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin. This coin is a great find and highly sought after! It is a must have for every collection. IMP CAE M AVR ANT AVG P TR P, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MINER VICTRIX, Minerva standing left, holding crowning Victory and spear; trophy to right. 3.39g, 18mm, 1h. 4 April 188 8 April 217, formally. Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Augustus. From AD 198 to 217. A member of the Severan Dynasty. He was the eldest son of Septimius Severus. Caracalla reigned jointly with his father from 198 until Severus’ death in 211. Caracalla then ruled jointly with his younger brother Geta. With whom he had a fraught relationship, until he had Geta murdered later that year. Caracalla’s reign was marked by domestic instability and external invasions from the Germanic people. Caracalla is presented in ancient sources as a tyrant and cruel leader, an image that has survived into modernity. Present Caracalla as a soldier first and emperor second. In the 12th century, Geoffrey of Monmouth. Started the legend of Caracalla’s role as the king of Britain. Later, in the 18th century, Caracalla’s memory was revived in the works of French artists due to the parallels between Caracalla’s apparent tyranny and that of King Louis XVI. Modern works continue to portray Caracalla as a psychopathic and evil ruler. His rule is remembered as being one of the most tyrannical of all Roman emperors. Caracalla’s reign was notable for the Antonine Constitution. , also known as the Edict of Caracalla , which granted Roman citizenship. To nearly all freemen throughout the Roman Empire. The edict gave all the enfranchised men Caracalla’s adopted praenomen. Domestically, Caracalla was known for the construction of the Baths of Caracalla. Which became the second largest baths in Rome, for the introduction of a new Roman currency named the antoninianus. A sort of double denarius, and for the massacres he enacted against the people of Rome and elsewhere in the empire. Towards the end of his rule, Caracalla began a campaign against the Parthian Empire. He did not see this campaign through to completion due to his assassination by a disaffected soldier in 217. He was succeeded as emperor by Macrinus. International Buyers – Please Note. The item “Caracalla. Rare Denarius circa 198 AD. Ancient Roman Silver Coin” is in sale since Friday, September 29, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “ancientauctions” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.
  • Denomination: Denarius
  • Ruler: Caracalla
  • Composition: Silver
  • Coin Type: Ancient Roman
  • Grade: High Grade
  • Date: 198 AD
  • Certification: NGC Encapsulation Advisable

Sep 24 2017

Caracalla. Rare Denarius. 201 AD. Exquisite Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius. 201 AD. Exquisite Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius. 201 AD. Exquisite Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius. 201 AD. Exquisite Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius. 201 AD. Exquisite Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius. 201 AD. Exquisite Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius. 201 AD. Exquisite Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius. 201 AD. Exquisite Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius. 201 AD. Exquisite Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Rare Denarius. 201 AD. Exquisite Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Exqisite Ancient Roman Silver Coin. This coin is a great find and highly sought after. It will make a great addition to ones collection. This gorgeous Caracalla Denarius is very sharp on a full thick flan. The portrait of Caracalla is a bold strike. The trophy and two captives is outstanding with great definition. The coin is a high grade coin and is well centered on both sides. Its is rare, unique, and an alluring coin. ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / PART MAX TR P IIII, trophy with two captives seated at base; COS in exergue. RIC IV 346 var. (bust not cuirassed); RSC 177a. 4 April 188 8 April 217, formally. Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Augustus. From AD 198 to 217. A member of the Severan Dynasty. He was the eldest son of Septimius Severus. Caracalla reigned jointly with his father from 198 until Severus’ death in 211. Caracalla then ruled jointly with his younger brother Geta. With whom he had a fraught relationship, until he had Geta murdered later that year. Caracalla’s reign was marked by domestic instability and external invasions from the Germanic people. Caracalla is presented in ancient sources as a tyrant and cruel leader, an image that has survived into modernity. Present Caracalla as a soldier first and emperor second. In the 12th century, Geoffrey of Monmouth. Started the legend of Caracalla’s role as the king of Britain. Later, in the 18th century, Caracalla’s memory was revived in the works of French artists due to the parallels between Caracalla’s apparent tyranny and that of King Louis XVI. Modern works continue to portray Caracalla as a psychopathic and evil ruler. His rule is remembered as being one of the most tyrannical of all Roman emperors. Caracalla’s reign was notable for the Antonine Constitution. , also known as the Edict of Caracalla , which granted Roman citizenship. To nearly all freemen throughout the Roman Empire. The edict gave all the enfranchised men Caracalla’s adopted praenomen. Domestically, Caracalla was known for the construction of the Baths of Caracalla. Which became the second largest baths in Rome, for the introduction of a new Roman currency named the antoninianus. A sort of double denarius, and for the massacres he enacted against the people of Rome and elsewhere in the empire. Towards the end of his rule, Caracalla began a campaign against the Parthian Empire. He did not see this campaign through to completion due to his assassination by a disaffected soldier in 217. He was succeeded as emperor by Macrinus. International Buyers – Please Note. The item “Caracalla. Rare Denarius. 201 AD. Exquisite Ancient Roman Silver Coin” is in sale since Friday, September 22, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “ancientauctions” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.
  • Denomination: Denarius
  • Ruler: Caracalla
  • Composition: Silver
  • Coin Type: Ancient Roman
  • Certification: NGC Encapsulation Advisable
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy
  • Date: 201 AD
  • Grade: High Grade

Sep 24 2017

Caracalla. Denarius circa 213 AD. High Grade Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Denarius circa 213 AD. High Grade Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Denarius circa 213 AD. High Grade Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Denarius circa 213 AD. High Grade Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Denarius circa 213 AD. High Grade Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Denarius circa 213 AD. High Grade Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Denarius circa 213 AD. High Grade Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Denarius circa 213 AD. High Grade Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Denarius circa 213 AD. High Grade Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Caracalla. Denarius circa 213 AD. High Grade Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Denarius circa 213 AD. High Grade Ancient Roman Silver Coin. This coin is a great find and highly sought after. It will make a great addition to ones collection. AR denarius (19.58 mm, 3.42 g, 6 h). Rome mint, 213 AD. ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AVG, bearded and laureate head right / MONETA AVG, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. RIC 236; BMCRE 62; RSC 166. 4 April 188 8 April 217, formally. Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Augustus. From AD 198 to 217. A member of the Severan Dynasty. He was the eldest son of Septimius Severus. Caracalla reigned jointly with his father from 198 until Severus’ death in 211. Caracalla then ruled jointly with his younger brother Geta. With whom he had a fraught relationship, until he had Geta murdered later that year. Caracalla’s reign was marked by domestic instability and external invasions from the Germanic people. Caracalla is presented in ancient sources as a tyrant and cruel leader, an image that has survived into modernity. Present Caracalla as a soldier first and emperor second. In the 12th century, Geoffrey of Monmouth. Started the legend of Caracalla’s role as the king of Britain. Later, in the 18th century, Caracalla’s memory was revived in the works of French artists due to the parallels between Caracalla’s apparent tyranny and that of King Louis XVI. Modern works continue to portray Caracalla as a psychopathic and evil ruler. His rule is remembered as being one of the most tyrannical of all Roman emperors. Caracalla’s reign was notable for the Antonine Constitution. , also known as the Edict of Caracalla , which granted Roman citizenship. To nearly all freemen throughout the Roman Empire. The edict gave all the enfranchised men Caracalla’s adopted praenomen. Domestically, Caracalla was known for the construction of the Baths of Caracalla. Which became the second largest baths in Rome, for the introduction of a new Roman currency named the antoninianus. A sort of double denarius, and for the massacres he enacted against the people of Rome and elsewhere in the empire. Towards the end of his rule, Caracalla began a campaign against the Parthian Empire. He did not see this campaign through to completion due to his assassination by a disaffected soldier in 217. He was succeeded as emperor by Macrinus. International Buyers – Please Note. The item “Caracalla. Denarius circa 213 AD. High Grade Ancient Roman Silver Coin” is in sale since Friday, September 22, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “ancientauctions” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.
  • Denomination: Denarius
  • Certification: NGC Encapsulation Advisable
  • Ruler: Caracalla
  • Composition: Silver
  • Grade: Beautiful Tone. High Grade
  • Coin Type: Ancient Roman
  • Date: 213 AD

Sep 19 2017

CARACALLA 198AD Pautalia Nude Farnese HERCULES Ancient Roman Coin i21944

CARACALLA 198AD Pautalia Nude Farnese HERCULES Ancient Roman Coin i21944

Item: i21944 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Caracalla – Roman Emperor: 198-217 A. Bronze 18mm (4.68 grams) of Pautalia in Thrace AV. ANTN, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. OVC AVTAI, the “Farnese” Hercules standing facing, head right, resting hand on hip and placing left on club set on rock; lion skin beside club. The Farnese Hercules is an ancient sculpture, probably an enlarged copy made in the early third century AD and signed by a certain Glykon, from an original by Lysippos (or one of his circle) that would have been made in the fourth century BC. The copy was made for the Baths of Caracalla in Rome (dedicated in 216 AD), where it was recovered in 1546. The heroically-scaled Hercules is one of the most famous sculptures of Antiquity , and has fixed the image of the mythic hero in the European imagination. It quickly made its way into the collection of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese , grandson of Pope Paul III. Alessandro Farnese was well placed to form one of the greatest collections of classical sculpture that has been assembled since Antiquity. It stood for generations in its own room at Palazzo Farnese, Rome , where the hero was surrounded by frescoed depictions of his feats by Annibale Carracci and his studio, executed in the 1590s. The Farnese statue was moved to Naples in 1787 and is now displayed in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale. The type was well known in Antiquity: a Hellenistic or Roman bronze reduction, found at Foligno is conserved in the Musée du Louvre ; a small marble, probably Greek of the Roman period, is to be seen in the Museum of the Ancient Agora, Athens (illustration). The Farnese Hercules is a massive and muscular marble statue, following a lost original cast in bronze through a method called lost wax casting. It depicts a weary Hercules leaning on his club, which has his lion-skin draped over it. He is performing one of the last of The Twelve Labours , which is suggested by the apples of the Hesperides he holds behind his back. This prominently-sited statue was well liked by the Romans , and copies have been found in Roman palaces and gymnasiums: another, coarser, stood in the courtyard of Palazzo Farnese; one with the feigned (but probably ancient) inscription “Lykippos” has stood in the court of Palazzo Pitti , Florence, since the sixteenth century. Guglielmo della Porta, the head had been recovered separately, from a well in Trastevere , and was bought for Farnese through the agency of della Porta, whose legs made to complete the figure were so well regarded that when the original legs were recovered from ongoing excavations in the Baths of Caracalla, della Porta’s were retained, on Michelangelo’s advice, in part to demonstrate that modern sculptors could bear direct comparison with the ancients. The original legs, from the Borghese collection, were not reunited with the sculpture until 1787. Goethe , in his Italian Journey, recounts his differing impressions upon seeing the Hercules with each set of legs, marvelling at the clear superiority of the original ones. Hercules is caught in a rare moment of repose. Leaning on his knobby club which is draped with the pelt of the Nemean Lion , he holds the apples of the Hesperides in his right hand, but conceals them behind his back like a baseball pitcher with a knuckleball. Many engravings and woodcuts spread the fame of the Farnese’s Hercules. By 1562 the find was already included in the set of engravings for Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae (“Mirror of Rome’s Magnificence”) and connoisseurs, artists and tourists gaped at the original, which stood in the courtyard of the Palazzo Farnese, protected under the arcade. In 1590-91, during his trip to Rome, Hendrik Goltzius sketched the statue in the palazzo courtyard. Later (in 1591) Goltzius recorded the less-common rear view, in a bravura engraving (illustration, right), which emphasizes the already exaggerated muscular form with swelling and tapering lines that flow over the contours. The young Rubens made quick sketches of the Hercules’ planes and massing. Before photography, prints were the only way to put the image into many hands. The Farnese Hercules , engraved by Hendrick Goltzius , 1591. Two onlookers give scale. The sculpture was admired from the start, reservations about its exaggerated musculature only surfacing in the later eighteenth century. Wealthy collectors could afford one of the numerous bronze replicas in sizes for table-top display. A full-size marble copy that belonged to the Bourbons of Naples is at the National Museum, Naples. Copies of the Farnese Hercules appeared in 16th- and 18th-century gardens throughout Europe. During construction of the Alameda de Hercules (1574) in Seville , the oldest public garden preserved in Europe, on the cover were installed two columns from a Roman temple, an unquestionable sign of admiration for the Roman archaeological sites, elements of a building still preserved in the Marble Street. On them were placed two sculptures by Diego de Pesquera , in 1574, of the Farnese Hercules, as founder of the city, and of Julius Caesar , restorer of Híspalis. The first was a copy of the Farnese Hercules, near the monumental size of the famous Roman marble from the Baths of Caracalla. At Wilhelmshöhe , near Kassel , a colossal version 8.5 m high produced by Johann Jacob Anthoni, 17131717, has become the city’s mascot. André Le Nôtre placed a full-size gilded version against the skyline at the far end of the main vista at Vaux-le-Vicomte. That at Versailles is a copy by Jean Cornu , 16841686. In Scotland a rare copy in lead , of the first half of the 18th century, is sited incongruously in the central Highlands , overlooking the recently restored Hercules Garden in the grounds of Blair Castle. Velbazhd is a town in the far west of Bulgaria , the capital of Kyustendil Province , with a population of 58,059 (2005 census). Kyustendil is situated in the southern part of the Kyustendil Valley, 90 km southwest of Sofia. It was named after the medieval lord of the surrounding region, Constantine Draga. A Thracian settlement was founded at the place of the modern town in the 5th -4th century BC and the Romans developed it into an important stronghold, balneological resort and trade junction called Pautalia in the 1st century AD. The Hisarlaka fortress was built in the 4th century and the town was mentioned under the Slavic name of Velbazhd (, meaning “camel”). In a 1019 charter by the Byzantine Emperor Basil II. It became a major religious and administrative centre. Antoninus (Called’Caracalla’) Caesar: 195-198 A. With Septimius Severus 209-211 A. With Septimius Severus and Geta 211-217 A. Caracallus , born Lucius Septimius Bassianus and later called Marcus Aurelius Antoninus and Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus , was the eldest son of Septimius Severus and Roman Emperor from 211 to 217. He was one of the most nefarious of Roman emperors. Caracalla’s reign was notable for. The Constitutio Antoniniana , granting Roman citizenship to freemen throughout the Roman Empire , according to Cassius Dio in order to increase taxation. Debasing the silver content in Roman coinage by 25 percent in order to pay the legions; and. The construction of a large thermae outside Rome, the remains of which, known as the Baths of Caracalla , can still be seen today. “Caracalla was the common enemy of all mankind, ” wrote Edward Gibbon. He spent his reign traveling from province to province so that each could experience his rapine and cruelty. Caracalla’s real name was Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. He got the nickname from his habit of wearing a cloak by the same name. Caracalla was the elder son of Septimius Severus and brother of Geta whom he positively hated. Hated so much, in fact, that he had him murdered a few years later. In the mayhem that followed, Caracalla’s men went on a killing spree of anyone suspected of being a Geta sympathizer. In the massacre, it’s estimated up to 20,000 people lost their lives. Caracalla would go on to rule for another five years but his bad karma caught up with him and he was assassinated in a plot perpetrated by Macrinus. As an emperor Caracalla possessed few redeeming qualities and among the worst of them would be his ruinous drain on the treasury. Because he knew everyone hated him he sought the protection of the army. He raised the pay of the solider to about four denarii per day, nearly quadrupling the salary of just a few years prior. And on top of their regular salary he heaped endless bonuses and other concessions meant to endear them. This not only intensified the hatred against him but also had the effect of corrupting the military who had become accustomed to this life of luxury and throwing the economy into lasting disarray. 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 “CARACALLA 198AD Pautalia Nude Farnese HERCULES Ancient Roman Coin i21944″ is in sale since Friday, July 22, 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.
  • Coin Type: Ancient Roman