All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1336199 (stock #hadrian)
Reign of Hadrian (117-138 CE)

Rome Mint; 134-138 CE

Obverse: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P. Bare head of Hadrian facing right.

Reverse: FELICITAS AVG. Felicitas standing left, holding short caduceus and cornucopia.

Weight: 3.1 g; Diameter: 18.1 mm

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Reference: RIC II, 233a

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Hadrian ruled Rome as Emperor from 117-138 CE after the death of Trajan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1337582
A scarce terracotta oillamp with a Raven, dating to the 1st. century AD.

The lamp of the type Loeschcke I B with fine brown pigments. The bird in very high relief. Beautiful early type.

Size: 95 mm.

From a Berlin private collection, bought in 1990s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1341766 (stock #WC.84)
Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem) Mint; 138-161 CE

Obverse: IMP ANTONINVS AVG P P P. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius facing right.

Reverse: CO AE CA . Turreted and draped bust of Tyche facing right, hair in chignon.

Condition: Fine

Weight: 9.42 g; Diameter: 21.1 mm

Reference: Meshorer, 21

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1341777 (stock #WC.89)
Antioch Mint; 326-327 CE

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG. Laureate head of Constantine I facing right.

Reverse: PROVIDENTIAE AVGG. Camp gate with two turrets, no doors and star above. SMANTZ in exergue.

Weight: 3.24 g; Diameter: 18.4 mm

Reference:RIC VII, 71


Alexandria Mint; 337-340 CE

Obverse: DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1341780 (stock #WC.92)
Tyre Mint; 218-222 CE

Obverse: IMP CAES M AV ANTONINVS AVG. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus wearing paludamentum facing right.

Reverse: TVRI ORVM. Prize-crown with palm branch projecting from upper opening. Inscription on crown no longer visible.

Condition: Good to Fine

Weight: 11.96; Diameter: 26.5 mm

Reference: BMC, 414-415


Antioch Mint; 361-363 CE

Obverse: D N FL CL IVLI-ANVS P F AVG...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1341782 (stock #WC.93)
Domitian (81-96 CE)

Antioch Mint; 81-83 CE

Obverse: IMP DOMITIANVS CAES AVG. Laureate head of Domitian facing right.

Reverse: S C in laurel wreath with eight bunches of leaves, terminating in a circle.

Condition: Fine

Weight: 13.35 g; Diameter: 29.1 mm

Reference: McAlee, 406


Trajan (98-117 CE)

Antioch Mint; 116/117 CE

Obverse: ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΡΙСΤ СΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ ΔΑΚ ΠΑΡΘ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1341785 (stock #WC.95)
Constantinople Mint; 336-337 CE

Obverse: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C. Laureate and draped bust of Constantius II facing right.

Reverse: GLORIA EXERCITVS. Two soldiers standing holding spears and shields, a single standard inbetween with O on banner. CONSΓ in exergue.

Weight: 1.62 g; Diameter: 15.7 mm

Condition: Fine

Reference: RIC VII, 139

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1342122 (stock #MM- TQE)
An authentic and ancient fine handled ROMAN Glass Bottle, excavated in Syria, ca. 3rd-5th Century A.D. Surface etched, muddy, iron stained with an open pontil base. Most likely used for Perfume or Precious Oils. Condition: intact, no damage. Size: 3.75" H. ( ca. 9.5 cm.) Provenance: From an antiquity dealer's estate. A delicate and very fine collector's piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1346049 (stock #ECC.gordian)
238 CE is known in Roman history as the Year of the Six Emperors. In that chaotic 12-month span, the popular father-and-son co-emperors Gordian I and Gordian II were assassinated by a usurper, Maximinus Thrax, who was every bit the villain his name suggests. The Roman Senate, in an attempt to thwart Thrax, installed two of its own members, Balbinus and Pupienus, as co-emperors...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1346333 (stock #ECC.elag)
A genuine ancient Roman silver coin of the notorious Emperor Elagabalus, renowned for his debauchery and decadence.

The cousin of the Emperor Caracalla, whose assassination in A.D. 217 led to a short period of crisis, Elagabalus was installed on the throne by his canny grandmother Julia Maesa a year later. Although he was just fourteen years of age, the new Augustus was anything but an innocent child...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1346335 (stock #antpiushg)
Hadrian’s adopted son and heir, Antoninus Pius was notable for one reason: his pacifism. Emperors of Rome tended to be brutal individuals, drawn from the ranks of the imperial army, and quick to take up arms. It was said of Antoninus that, not only did he never commanded an army in his 23 years on the throne, but he never so much as inspected a garrison. He built the Antonine Wall, north of Hadrian’s Wall, to keep out the Picts.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1346336 (stock #antpiusmg)
Hadrian's adopted son and heir, Antoninus Pius was notable for one reason: his pacifism. Emperors of Rome tended to be brutal individuals, drawn from the ranks of the imperial army, and quick to take up arms. It was said of Antoninus that, not only did he never commanded an army in his 23 years on the throne, but he never so much as inspected a garrison. He built the Antonine Wall, north of Hadrian's Wall, to keep out the Picts.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1346337 (stock #antpiuslg)
Hadrian’s adopted son and heir, Antoninus Pius was notable for one reason: his pacifism. Emperors of Rome tended to be brutal individuals, drawn from the ranks of the imperial army, and quick to take up arms. It was said of Antoninus that, not only did he never commanded an army in his 23 years on the throne, but he never so much as inspected a garrison. He built the Antonine Wall, north of Hadrian’s Wall, to keep out the Picts.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1346340 (stock #ECC.manusdei)
Roman emperor Constantine I, the Great, 307 -337 AD, is best known for being the first Christian Roman emperor. According to the Christian historian Eusebius, the turning point for Christianity’s rise in Rome is attributed to the Battle of the Milvian Bridge on Oct 28, 312 AD. Before the battle, Constantine beheld a flaming cross in the sky and the words, In Hoc Signo Vinces! (In This Sign Ye Shall Conquer)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1346344 (stock #ECC.probus)
The Story: Marcus Aurelius Probus rose through the ranks of the Roman military, achieving considerable success while defending Rome’s frontiers against Germanic tribes. He was appointed Governor of the East by Tacitus, whose death in 276 CE prompted Probus’ soldiers to proclaim him emperor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1346346 (stock #severusNGChg)
The withered general Septimius Severus prevailed in the perilous Year of the Five Emperors, which began with the murder of Commodus on New Year’s Eve, 192, defeating four rival claimants to the throne. He founded the Severan Dynasty which ruled the Roman Empire until 235 CE.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1346347 (stock #valentineECC)
Many are the tales of St. Valentine, the third-century priest martyred on February 14-what we now know as Valentine’s Day. Records from that period of Roman history, the so-called Age of Chaos, are spotty, but this is what has been handed down to us:

In the year 268 CE, Caesar Marcus Aurelius Claudius Augustus, known as Claudius Gothicus, assumed the Roman throne...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1346350 (stock #ECC.mary)
This set highlights a pivotal moment in the history of Christianity: when the Virgin Mary is acknowledged not just as the mother of Jesus, but as the Mother of God.

Christianity did not wipe out pagan beliefs as much as it assimilated them into the new religion. Worship of various local gods and goddesses continued in modified form as veneration of the saints. And no saint was more venerated than Mary, the Virgin Mother of Jesus Christ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre 1920 item #1346766
A VERY RARE BRIOLETTE CUT CRYSTAL INTAGLIO MAN'S SOLID 18K. GOLD RING DEPICTING A ROMAN MALE (Warrior?). Stamped ITALY, 18K. Weight: 16 gr. Ring Size: 9 3/4 (61.5). A superb Collector's Piece!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1347703 (stock #WA373)
This is a beautiful, authentic Roman period single pendant earring made with solid gold. It dates from the 1st-3rd century AD. The pendant part is decorated with a green glass bead, a finely-crafted filigree gold tubular bead, and a lovely little pearl that still has most of its lustre nearly two thousand years after it left the sea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1347754 (stock #ECC.coliseum)
In 70 CE, the Emperor Vespasian broke ground on what would become, and still remains, the world’s largest Amphitheatre. The Coliseum was completed by his successor Titus ten years later, and modified during the reign of Domitian (81-96 CE). Because those emperors were from the Flavius family, the arena was for centuries known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, with the name Coliseum coined around 1000 CE. The tallest and grandest structure in Rome, the amphitheater could hold some 87,000 spectato...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1347774 (stock #ECC.galhg)
ROMAN EMPEROR GALLIENUS (AD 253-268)

While this hard-nosed emperor, who assumed sole control of the empire after the death of his father, Valerian I, in 260, believed sincerely that he was a demigod come down to earth, he still managed to implement important reforms in the military. His decision to bar senators from serving as military commanders allowed more equestrians to fill those positions, encouraging a meritocracy that would continue when the seat of the empire moved from Rome to C...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1347778 (stock #ECC.hadrian)
ROMAN EMPEROR HADRIAN (AD 117-138) Born in Spain in 76 CE, Hadrian ascended to the throne upon the death of Trajan in 117. Part military man, part philosopher-king, the new emperor toured the length and breadth of his empire, establishing order, drilling troops, and engaging in battle, famously crushing a Jewish revolt in Palestine in 130. He is considered one of the Five Good Emperors. A devotee of ancient Greece, he pushed for Athens to be the cultural capital of the Empire, constructing ma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1347779 (stock #ECC.hadriano)
Valens became the Eastern Roman Emperor in 364 CE. Although a fine administrator, Valens was not an effective military man, leading a series of unsuccessful campaigns against the Goths. In 378, at Hadrianopolis, he stubbornly refused to wait for reinforcements led by his nephew Gratian, hoping not to share the glory of victory. Instead, Valens’ attacking army was slaughtered, and he perished.

Gratian ascended to the throne of the Western Empire in 375 CE. An able military leader in his ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1347803 (stock #ECC.phoenix)
This example of a very scarce bronze ½ centenionalis coin was one of small quantity that were minted for a brief period between 348 and 350 AD. It was issued in the names of Roman emperors Constans and Constantius II, both sons of Constantine The Great, to commemorate the 1100th anniversary celebration of the founding of the old city of Rome on April 21st, 348 AD. On the obverse is found the bust of the emperor, his name and abbreviated titles. The coin’s reverse shows the image of a Phoenix ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1347804 (stock #ECC.trajanhg)
ROMAN EMPEROR TRAJAN (98-117 CE)

The reign of Trajan marks the zenith of Roman civilization. The borders were never as vast, the economy never as booming, the culture never as high. In an era of almost constant warfare, plague, and famine, it was a season of relative peace and prosperity within the empire’s borders. And those borders were indeed vast, encompassing most of Britannia, all of Gaul and Iberia, Eastern Europe to the Danube, all of Northern Africa, Greece, Anatolia, Mesopot...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1347807 (stock #ECC.valerian)
ROMAN EMPEROR VALERIAN I (AD 253-260)

Upon taking the throne, Valerian headed east, to take on the dreaded Persians and their nefarious ruler, Shapur I. He won Syrian territory until plague struck his army before the Battle of Edessa, which he lost to the Persians. He arranged a meeting with Shapur, to negotiate terms of a truce, but his rival violated the spirit of the meeting by taking him captive. He remained in the hands of the Persians from 260 until his death five years later. Va...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1348090 (stock #tib.penny)
Lyons Mint; 14-37 CE

Obverse: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS. Laureate head of the emperor facing right.

Reverse: PONTIF MAXIM. Livia as Pax seated right holding vertical scepter and laurel branch. Chair has plain legs with two lines below.

Weight: 3.87 g; Diameter: 18.7 mm

Reference:

RIC I, 26

BMC, 34

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1348104 (stock #antpius)
Rome Mint; 140-144 CE

Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P. Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius facing right.

Reverse: TR POT COS III. Knife, ewer, sprinkler and simpulum. S C in exergue.

Diameter: 27.3 mm; Weight: 11.10 g

Condition: Very Fine

Provenance: From the Biblical Artifacts Collection; Ex. Heritage Auctions

Reference: RIC III, 704a

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1349202 (stock #philip1us)
Antioch Mint; 244-249 CE

Obverse: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG P M. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I facing right.

Reverse: SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS. Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt.

Condition: Fine

Weight: 3.89 g; Diameter: 23 mm

Reference: RIC IV, Part III, 70.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1349207 (stock #philip2us)
Antioch Mint; 249 CE

Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II facing right.

Reverse: P M TR P VI COS P P. Felicitas standing left holding long caduceus and cornucopia. (Blundered legend reads R M rather than P M)

Condition: Fine

Weight: 3.53 g; Diameter: 22 mm

Reference: RIC IV, Part III, 235.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1350691 (stock #ECC.comm)
Genuine ancient Roman silver coin of the Emperor Commodus, whose fondness for gladiatorial bouts is immortalized in the Academy-Award-winning film Gladiator.

When we think of ancient Rome, we think first of the gladiators. These professional fighters sent crowds into frenzy, doing battle with wild animals, with condemned criminals, and with one another, sometimes fighting to the death. The archetype of the gladiator has persisted for more than two thousand years, to the present day...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1352337 (stock #constpen1)
Constantinople Mint; 330-333 CE

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Constantine I facing right.

Reverse: GLORIA EXERCITVS. Two soldiers standing facing with shields and spears, two standards between. CONS and officina letter in exergue.

Weight: 5.12 g; Diameter: 24 mm

Reference: RIC VII, 60

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1352341 (stock #constIIpen)
Thessalonica Mint; 320-321 CE

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust facing left.

Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM around VOT/X within wreath. TSBVI in exergue.

Weight: 6.4 g; Diameter: 23 mm

Reference: RIC VII, 122

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1352346 (stock #constpen3)
Rome Mint; 321 CE

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG. Laureate head facing right.

Reverse: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG around VOT/XX within wreath. RP in exergue.

Weight: 5.9 g; Diameter: 24 mm

Reference: RIC VII, 232

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1352347 (stock #constpen4)
Cyzicus Mint; 331, 333-334 CE

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust facing right.

Reverse: GLORIA EXERCITVS. Two soldiers facing, holding shields and spears, two standards between. SMKA in exergue.

Weight: 4.4 g; Diameter: 20.5 mm

Reference: RIC VII, 79

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