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    avidius cassius

    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 144th Buy or Bid Sale



    een patination VF Fine 500 487 MARCUS AURELIUS 161 180 AD Sestertius Rome 175 AD 27 21g BM 1506 C 419 RIC 1147 Obv M ANTONINVS AVG GERM TR P XXIX Head laureate r Rx LIBERALITAS AVG VI IMP VII COS III S C Liberalitas standing i hoiding coin counter and cornucopia Marcus and Commodus distributed their sixth iargesse to the Roman peopie in spring 175 AD in reaction to the revoit of avidius cassius in Syria About EF Fine i 585 488 COMMODUS 177 1 92 AD Dupondius Rome 177 AD 10 55g BM 1 675 var C 756 RIC 1585 Scarce Obv L AVREL COMMO DVS AVG GERM SARM Bust radiate draped cuirassed r Rx TR P II IMP II COS P P S C Roma seated I on cuirass and shieids hoiding Victory and parazonium Rare A iegend variant of the two specimens in BM which have S C in fieid rather than in e


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 196th Buy or Bid Sale



    r but the scepter is also sometimes shown diagonally as on our coin Near Mint State 325 197 MARCUS AURELIUS 161 180 AD Rome 175 AD Denarius 3 47g BM 621 C 417 3 Fr corr RIC 320 Obv M ANTONINVS AVG GERM TR P XXIX Head laureate r Rx LIBERAL AVG VI IMP VII COS III Liberalitas standing 1 holding coin counter and cornucopia Rare only six specimens in Reka Devnia hoard When avidius cassius revolted in Spring 175 AD Commodus Caesar distributed this sixth largesse in Rome to strengthen the loyalty of the urban populace before setting out to join his father on the Danube so that they could march together against the usurper EF 375 198 MARCUS AURELIUS 161 180 AD Rome 175 178 AD Denarius 3 09g BM 629 C 920 RIC 330 Obv M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM Head laureate r Rx TR P X


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 88th Buy or Bid Sale



    s RIC 62 C 33 BM 180 181 VF 100 Denarius 140 143 AD RIC 64 BMC 194 5 C 124 EF with luster 90 Denarius 143 144 AD RIC 1 11b C 437 438 BM 496 497 EF with luster 200 FAUSTINA SENIOR Died 141 AD Denarius RIC 358 C 93 94 BM 391 EF 70 MARCUS AURELIUS 161 180 AD Denarius Rome 176 AD R SECVRIT PVB TRP XXX IMP VIII COS III Securitas seated I refering to suppression of revolt of avidius cassius C 588 BM 661 663 RD 1 2 Scarce VF 150 Denarius Rome 176 AD TRP XXX TRP XXX IMPVIII COSIII PP Aequitas stg I C 938 whence BMC p 483 RD 1 Very rare type in this issue with PP Near Mint State 275 Divus Denarius Rome 180 181 AD under Commodus R CONSECRATIO Funeral Pyre BM 27 28 C 97 RD 27 Scarce F 150 FAUSTINA II Died 175 AD Denarius Rome under Marcus Aurelius BM 159 6


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 95th Buy or Bid Sale



    Near Mint State 200 FAUSTINA II Wife of Marcus Aurelius Denarius Rome BM 96 C 107 RX FORTVNAE MVLIEBRI Fortuna seated left EF 275 Rare type of Womanly Fortune that appears only here in the Roman coinage since teh type is the same as that of Fortuna Redux it was perhaps occasioned by Faustina s decision to accompany Marcus Aurelius and Commodus to the East in their expedition against avidius cassius in 175 AD during which she was in fact fated to die The type in certainly late since the obverse shows the same coiffure that Faustina was to wear as Diva see nos 302 303 below Denarius Rome 3 31 g BM 100 C 1 1 1 RX HILARITAS Mint State 140 Denarius Rome 3 37g BM 134 C 172 RX MATRI MAGNAE Cybele seated left lion at her side EF VF 120 Denarius Rome 161 162 AD BM 136 C 190


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 144th Buy or Bid Sale



    een patination VF Fine 500 487 MARCUS AURELIUS 161 180 AD Sestertius Rome 175 AD 27 21g BM 1506 C 419 RIC 1147 Obv M ANTONINVS AVG GERM TR P XXIX Head laureate r Rx LIBERALITAS AVG VI IMP VII COS III S C Liberalitas standing i hoiding coin counter and cornucopia Marcus and Commodus distributed their sixth iargesse to the Roman peopie in spring 175 AD in reaction to the revoit of avidius cassius in Syria About EF Fine i 585 488 COMMODUS 177 1 92 AD Dupondius Rome 177 AD 10 55g BM 1 675 var C 756 RIC 1585 Scarce Obv L AVREL COMMO DVS AVG GERM SARM Bust radiate draped cuirassed r Rx TR P II IMP II COS P P S C Roma seated I on cuirass and shieids hoiding Victory and parazonium Rare A iegend variant of the two specimens in BM which have S C in fieid rather than in e


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 196th Buy or Bid Sale



    r but the scepter is also sometimes shown diagonally as on our coin Near Mint State 325 197 MARCUS AURELIUS 161 180 AD Rome 175 AD Denarius 3 47g BM 621 C 417 3 Fr corr RIC 320 Obv M ANTONINVS AVG GERM TR P XXIX Head laureate r Rx LIBERAL AVG VI IMP VII COS III Liberalitas standing 1 holding coin counter and cornucopia Rare only six specimens in Reka Devnia hoard When avidius cassius revolted in Spring 175 AD Commodus Caesar distributed this sixth largesse in Rome to strengthen the loyalty of the urban populace before setting out to join his father on the Danube so that they could march together against the usurper EF 375 198 MARCUS AURELIUS 161 180 AD Rome 175 178 AD Denarius 3 09g BM 629 C 920 RIC 330 Obv M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM Head laureate r Rx TR P X


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 88th Buy or Bid Sale



    s RIC 62 C 33 BM 180 181 VF 100 Denarius 140 143 AD RIC 64 BMC 194 5 C 124 EF with luster 90 Denarius 143 144 AD RIC 1 11b C 437 438 BM 496 497 EF with luster 200 FAUSTINA SENIOR Died 141 AD Denarius RIC 358 C 93 94 BM 391 EF 70 MARCUS AURELIUS 161 180 AD Denarius Rome 176 AD R SECVRIT PVB TRP XXX IMP VIII COS III Securitas seated I refering to suppression of revolt of avidius cassius C 588 BM 661 663 RD 1 2 Scarce VF 150 Denarius Rome 176 AD TRP XXX TRP XXX IMPVIII COSIII PP Aequitas stg I C 938 whence BMC p 483 RD 1 Very rare type in this issue with PP Near Mint State 275 Divus Denarius Rome 180 181 AD under Commodus R CONSECRATIO Funeral Pyre BM 27 28 C 97 RD 27 Scarce F 150 FAUSTINA II Died 175 AD Denarius Rome under Marcus Aurelius BM 159 6


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 95th Buy or Bid Sale



    Near Mint State 200 FAUSTINA II Wife of Marcus Aurelius Denarius Rome BM 96 C 107 RX FORTVNAE MVLIEBRI Fortuna seated left EF 275 Rare type of Womanly Fortune that appears only here in the Roman coinage since teh type is the same as that of Fortuna Redux it was perhaps occasioned by Faustina s decision to accompany Marcus Aurelius and Commodus to the East in their expedition against avidius cassius in 175 AD during which she was in fact fated to die The type in certainly late since the obverse shows the same coiffure that Faustina was to wear as Diva see nos 302 303 below Denarius Rome 3 31 g BM 100 C 1 1 1 RX HILARITAS Mint State 140 Denarius Rome 3 37g BM 134 C 172 RX MATRI MAGNAE Cybele seated left lion at her side EF VF 120 Denarius Rome 161 162 AD BM 136 C 190


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 130th Buy or Bid Sale & Auction



    tical with the coin cited by Prieur 165A information from R McAlee from a coin offered by F Kovacs no photo available same obv die as no 166 Tetradrachms of this issue are very rare Prieur records a total of four specimens for Marcus and nine for Commodus and were probably produced in connection with Marcus and Commodus trip to the East in 176 7 after the supression of the revolt of avidius cassius Good Fine 300 ROMAN PROVINCIAL BRONZE 757 AUGUSTUS 27 BC 14 AD As Spain Julia Traducta 7 33g RPC 108 Sear 18 Obv PERM CAES AVG Head bare I Rx IVLIA TRAD in two lines within oak wreath wreath closes on small round shield at 12 o clock VF 325 758 AUGUSTUS 27 BC 14 AD As Colonia Patricia Spain 9 77g RPC 129 Sear 16 Obv PERM CAES AVG Head bare I Rx COLONIA PATRICIA in tw


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 133rd Buy or Bid Sale



    96 C 306 BM 591 Obv TR P XXVIII Rx IMP VI COS III Genius of the Senate standing I holding branch and short scepter VF 75 373 MARCUS AURELIUS 161 180 AD Denarius Rome 175 AD 3 41g BM 621 C 41 7 3 Fr corr RIC 320 Obv TR P XXIX Rx LIBERAL AVG VI IMP VII COS III Liberalitas standing I holding coin counter and cornucopia Rare only six specimens in Reka Devnia hoard When avidius cassius revolted in Spring 175 AD Commodus Caesar distributed this sixth largesse in Rome to strengthen the loyalty of the urban populace before setting out to join his father on the Danube in order to march against the usurper VF 100 374 MARCUS AURELIUS 161 180 AD Denarius Rome 175 AD 3 05g C 924 BMC p 475 RIC 334 Rx TR P XXIX IMP VIII COS III Roma standing I holding Victory and spear


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    Gemini LLC Auction I [Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.]



    holding two wheat ears river god Orontes swimming right at her feet above her head ram right looking back Prieur 167 same obverse die Extremely rare only four examples listed by Prieur Doublestruck on reverse otherwise extremely fine with a beautiful youthful portrait 1 500 This tetradrachm was issued in connection with Marcus and Commodus trip to the east to suppress the revolt of avidius cassius in 1 75 1 76 Enlargement GEMINI AUCTION I JANUARY 1 1 12 2005


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    Unique Complete Series Men of Rome The Golden Military Years Lvcivs Svlla to Severvs Alexander 82BC-235AD



    gn was disturbed by many frontier wars and the legions returning from the Parthian War in 166 A D brought with them a plague which spread throughout the empire and left many districts almost depopulated Antoninus Pius neglect of the Empire s frontiers caused Aurelius to spend much of the latter part of his reign campaigning against the Marcomanni on the Danube frontier A revolt inspired by avidius cassius in Syria was ended by Cassius assassination in 175 A D His training as a child in stoic philosophy which had evolved from its basic Virtue for Nature s Sake axiom to also encompass intolerance of outside religious thought caused him to oppose the spread of Christianity because of the Christians refusal to participate in the worship of the Roman Gods Aurelius believed Christianity unde


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    Unique Complete Series Men of Rome The Golden Military Years Lvcivs Svlla to Severvs Alexander 82BC-235AD



    While the style is impersonal it is wonderfully executed and quite bold with deep lustrous surfaces In actual fact Lucius Verus was weak and indulgent and a poor administrator but the coins presented him as the noble conqueror of Armenia While Verus had nominal command over the army sent on this eastern campaign the two generals truly responsible for the successes were Statius Priscus and avidius cassius Provenance Private treaty Harlan J Berk Ltd July 30 1986 Condition F D C 12 500 15 000 For a historical commentary on Lucius Verus see above pages 20 21 COMMODUS 54 COMMODUS Emperor 177 192 A D a o n u AUREUS 7 32g BMC Marcus Aurelius and Commodus 774 RIC Marcus Aurelius 648 R 2 Cohen 760 Struck under Marcus Aurelius December 177 December 178 A D Mint of me


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 144th Buy or Bid Sale



    een patination VF Fine 500 487 MARCUS AURELIUS 161 180 AD Sestertius Rome 175 AD 27 21g BM 1506 C 419 RIC 1147 Obv M ANTONINVS AVG GERM TR P XXIX Head laureate r Rx LIBERALITAS AVG VI IMP VII COS III S C Liberalitas standing i hoiding coin counter and cornucopia Marcus and Commodus distributed their sixth iargesse to the Roman peopie in spring 175 AD in reaction to the revoit of avidius cassius in Syria About EF Fine i 585 488 COMMODUS 177 1 92 AD Dupondius Rome 177 AD 10 55g BM 1 675 var C 756 RIC 1585 Scarce Obv L AVREL COMMO DVS AVG GERM SARM Bust radiate draped cuirassed r Rx TR P II IMP II COS P P S C Roma seated I on cuirass and shieids hoiding Victory and parazonium Rare A iegend variant of the two specimens in BM which have S C in fieid rather than in e


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 196th Buy or Bid Sale



    r but the scepter is also sometimes shown diagonally as on our coin Near Mint State 325 197 MARCUS AURELIUS 161 180 AD Rome 175 AD Denarius 3 47g BM 621 C 417 3 Fr corr RIC 320 Obv M ANTONINVS AVG GERM TR P XXIX Head laureate r Rx LIBERAL AVG VI IMP VII COS III Liberalitas standing 1 holding coin counter and cornucopia Rare only six specimens in Reka Devnia hoard When avidius cassius revolted in Spring 175 AD Commodus Caesar distributed this sixth largesse in Rome to strengthen the loyalty of the urban populace before setting out to join his father on the Danube so that they could march together against the usurper EF 375 198 MARCUS AURELIUS 161 180 AD Rome 175 178 AD Denarius 3 09g BM 629 C 920 RIC 330 Obv M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM Head laureate r Rx TR P X


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 88th Buy or Bid Sale



    s RIC 62 C 33 BM 180 181 VF 100 Denarius 140 143 AD RIC 64 BMC 194 5 C 124 EF with luster 90 Denarius 143 144 AD RIC 1 11b C 437 438 BM 496 497 EF with luster 200 FAUSTINA SENIOR Died 141 AD Denarius RIC 358 C 93 94 BM 391 EF 70 MARCUS AURELIUS 161 180 AD Denarius Rome 176 AD R SECVRIT PVB TRP XXX IMP VIII COS III Securitas seated I refering to suppression of revolt of avidius cassius C 588 BM 661 663 RD 1 2 Scarce VF 150 Denarius Rome 176 AD TRP XXX TRP XXX IMPVIII COSIII PP Aequitas stg I C 938 whence BMC p 483 RD 1 Very rare type in this issue with PP Near Mint State 275 Divus Denarius Rome 180 181 AD under Commodus R CONSECRATIO Funeral Pyre BM 27 28 C 97 RD 27 Scarce F 150 FAUSTINA II Died 175 AD Denarius Rome under Marcus Aurelius BM 159 6


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 95th Buy or Bid Sale



    Near Mint State 200 FAUSTINA II Wife of Marcus Aurelius Denarius Rome BM 96 C 107 RX FORTVNAE MVLIEBRI Fortuna seated left EF 275 Rare type of Womanly Fortune that appears only here in the Roman coinage since teh type is the same as that of Fortuna Redux it was perhaps occasioned by Faustina s decision to accompany Marcus Aurelius and Commodus to the East in their expedition against avidius cassius in 175 AD during which she was in fact fated to die The type in certainly late since the obverse shows the same coiffure that Faustina was to wear as Diva see nos 302 303 below Denarius Rome 3 31 g BM 100 C 1 1 1 RX HILARITAS Mint State 140 Denarius Rome 3 37g BM 134 C 172 RX MATRI MAGNAE Cybele seated left lion at her side EF VF 120 Denarius Rome 161 162 AD BM 136 C 190


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 130th Buy or Bid Sale & Auction



    tical with the coin cited by Prieur 165A information from R McAlee from a coin offered by F Kovacs no photo available same obv die as no 166 Tetradrachms of this issue are very rare Prieur records a total of four specimens for Marcus and nine for Commodus and were probably produced in connection with Marcus and Commodus trip to the East in 176 7 after the supression of the revolt of avidius cassius Good Fine 300 ROMAN PROVINCIAL BRONZE 757 AUGUSTUS 27 BC 14 AD As Spain Julia Traducta 7 33g RPC 108 Sear 18 Obv PERM CAES AVG Head bare I Rx IVLIA TRAD in two lines within oak wreath wreath closes on small round shield at 12 o clock VF 325 758 AUGUSTUS 27 BC 14 AD As Colonia Patricia Spain 9 77g RPC 129 Sear 16 Obv PERM CAES AVG Head bare I Rx COLONIA PATRICIA in tw


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 133rd Buy or Bid Sale



    96 C 306 BM 591 Obv TR P XXVIII Rx IMP VI COS III Genius of the Senate standing I holding branch and short scepter VF 75 373 MARCUS AURELIUS 161 180 AD Denarius Rome 175 AD 3 41g BM 621 C 41 7 3 Fr corr RIC 320 Obv TR P XXIX Rx LIBERAL AVG VI IMP VII COS III Liberalitas standing I holding coin counter and cornucopia Rare only six specimens in Reka Devnia hoard When avidius cassius revolted in Spring 175 AD Commodus Caesar distributed this sixth largesse in Rome to strengthen the loyalty of the urban populace before setting out to join his father on the Danube in order to march against the usurper VF 100 374 MARCUS AURELIUS 161 180 AD Denarius Rome 175 AD 3 05g C 924 BMC p 475 RIC 334 Rx TR P XXIX IMP VIII COS III Roma standing I holding Victory and spear


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    Gemini LLC Auction I [Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.]



    holding two wheat ears river god Orontes swimming right at her feet above her head ram right looking back Prieur 167 same obverse die Extremely rare only four examples listed by Prieur Doublestruck on reverse otherwise extremely fine with a beautiful youthful portrait 1 500 This tetradrachm was issued in connection with Marcus and Commodus trip to the east to suppress the revolt of avidius cassius in 1 75 1 76 Enlargement GEMINI AUCTION I JANUARY 1 1 12 2005


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    Unique Complete Series Men of Rome The Golden Military Years Lvcivs Svlla to Severvs Alexander 82BC-235AD



    gn was disturbed by many frontier wars and the legions returning from the Parthian War in 166 A D brought with them a plague which spread throughout the empire and left many districts almost depopulated Antoninus Pius neglect of the Empire s frontiers caused Aurelius to spend much of the latter part of his reign campaigning against the Marcomanni on the Danube frontier A revolt inspired by avidius cassius in Syria was ended by Cassius assassination in 175 A D His training as a child in stoic philosophy which had evolved from its basic Virtue for Nature s Sake axiom to also encompass intolerance of outside religious thought caused him to oppose the spread of Christianity because of the Christians refusal to participate in the worship of the Roman Gods Aurelius believed Christianity unde


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    Unique Complete Series Men of Rome The Golden Military Years Lvcivs Svlla to Severvs Alexander 82BC-235AD



    While the style is impersonal it is wonderfully executed and quite bold with deep lustrous surfaces In actual fact Lucius Verus was weak and indulgent and a poor administrator but the coins presented him as the noble conqueror of Armenia While Verus had nominal command over the army sent on this eastern campaign the two generals truly responsible for the successes were Statius Priscus and avidius cassius Provenance Private treaty Harlan J Berk Ltd July 30 1986 Condition F D C 12 500 15 000 For a historical commentary on Lucius Verus see above pages 20 21 COMMODUS 54 COMMODUS Emperor 177 192 A D a o n u AUREUS 7 32g BMC Marcus Aurelius and Commodus 774 RIC Marcus Aurelius 648 R 2 Cohen 760 Struck under Marcus Aurelius December 177 December 178 A D Mint of me


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    The Numismatist

    1/1/2018 Numismatics

    M LINE CLASSICAL NUMISMATIC GROUP CNGCOINS COM Ancients continued r A D 98 117 dealt some severe blows to the Parthians during the years 112 17 briefly annexing Mesopotamia Arme nia and Assyria as Roman provinces His successor Hadrian r 117 38 fear ing overextension of Roman borders withdrew Roman territory back to the Euphrates River Under Marcus Aure lius the Roman general avidius cassius sacked the Parthian capitol of Cte siphon and Osrhoene became a Roman A MARCUS AURELIUS issued this Pctr thicus Maximus sestertius in A D 166 to commemorate his victory in Parthia Actual Size 31mm client kingdom Emperor Septimius Severus again sacked Ctesiphon and annexed northern Mesopotamia dur ing his Parthian campaigns of 194 98 Severus divided this new territory into two Roman pro


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 144th Buy or Bid Sale



    een patination VF Fine 500 487 MARCUS AURELIUS 161 180 AD Sestertius Rome 175 AD 27 21g BM 1506 C 419 RIC 1147 Obv M ANTONINVS AVG GERM TR P XXIX Head laureate r Rx LIBERALITAS AVG VI IMP VII COS III S C Liberalitas standing i hoiding coin counter and cornucopia Marcus and Commodus distributed their sixth iargesse to the Roman peopie in spring 175 AD in reaction to the revoit of avidius cassius in Syria About EF Fine i 585 488 COMMODUS 177 1 92 AD Dupondius Rome 177 AD 10 55g BM 1 675 var C 756 RIC 1585 Scarce Obv L AVREL COMMO DVS AVG GERM SARM Bust radiate draped cuirassed r Rx TR P II IMP II COS P P S C Roma seated I on cuirass and shieids hoiding Victory and parazonium Rare A iegend variant of the two specimens in BM which have S C in fieid rather than in e


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 196th Buy or Bid Sale



    r but the scepter is also sometimes shown diagonally as on our coin Near Mint State 325 197 MARCUS AURELIUS 161 180 AD Rome 175 AD Denarius 3 47g BM 621 C 417 3 Fr corr RIC 320 Obv M ANTONINVS AVG GERM TR P XXIX Head laureate r Rx LIBERAL AVG VI IMP VII COS III Liberalitas standing 1 holding coin counter and cornucopia Rare only six specimens in Reka Devnia hoard When avidius cassius revolted in Spring 175 AD Commodus Caesar distributed this sixth largesse in Rome to strengthen the loyalty of the urban populace before setting out to join his father on the Danube so that they could march together against the usurper EF 375 198 MARCUS AURELIUS 161 180 AD Rome 175 178 AD Denarius 3 09g BM 629 C 920 RIC 330 Obv M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM Head laureate r Rx TR P X


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 84th Buy or Bid Sale



    AD 463 as Caesar 166 177 AD Denarius Rome 175 176 AD BMC 649 50 RIC M Aurelius 61 7 PRINC IVVENT High relief Near Mint State 275 464 as Caesar Denarius Rome 175 AD BMC 633 C 291 RD1 plus 6 others with variant obverses GERM LIBERALITAS AVG standing left The young Caesar Commodus distributed this largesse in Rome before joining Marcus Aurelius on the Danube after the revolt of avidius cassius in Syria in spring 175 Rare historical type Good VF 140 465 as joint Augustus under Marcus Aurelius 177 180 AD Denarius Rome 179 AD 3 95g unusually heavy BMC 801 3 C 775 TRP llll IMPIII COSH PP Victory seated Weakly struck reverse EF 195 466 Denarius 3 37g Rome 180 AD C 301 no authority whence BMC 3n LIB AVG TRP V IMP llll COS II PP commemorating the accession largesse of


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 88th Buy or Bid Sale



    s RIC 62 C 33 BM 180 181 VF 100 Denarius 140 143 AD RIC 64 BMC 194 5 C 124 EF with luster 90 Denarius 143 144 AD RIC 1 11b C 437 438 BM 496 497 EF with luster 200 FAUSTINA SENIOR Died 141 AD Denarius RIC 358 C 93 94 BM 391 EF 70 MARCUS AURELIUS 161 180 AD Denarius Rome 176 AD R SECVRIT PVB TRP XXX IMP VIII COS III Securitas seated I refering to suppression of revolt of avidius cassius C 588 BM 661 663 RD 1 2 Scarce VF 150 Denarius Rome 176 AD TRP XXX TRP XXX IMPVIII COSIII PP Aequitas stg I C 938 whence BMC p 483 RD 1 Very rare type in this issue with PP Near Mint State 275 Divus Denarius Rome 180 181 AD under Commodus R CONSECRATIO Funeral Pyre BM 27 28 C 97 RD 27 Scarce F 150 FAUSTINA II Died 175 AD Denarius Rome under Marcus Aurelius BM 159 6


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 95th Buy or Bid Sale



    Near Mint State 200 FAUSTINA II Wife of Marcus Aurelius Denarius Rome BM 96 C 107 RX FORTVNAE MVLIEBRI Fortuna seated left EF 275 Rare type of Womanly Fortune that appears only here in the Roman coinage since teh type is the same as that of Fortuna Redux it was perhaps occasioned by Faustina s decision to accompany Marcus Aurelius and Commodus to the East in their expedition against avidius cassius in 175 AD during which she was in fact fated to die The type in certainly late since the obverse shows the same coiffure that Faustina was to wear as Diva see nos 302 303 below Denarius Rome 3 31 g BM 100 C 1 1 1 RX HILARITAS Mint State 140 Denarius Rome 3 37g BM 134 C 172 RX MATRI MAGNAE Cybele seated left lion at her side EF VF 120 Denarius Rome 161 162 AD BM 136 C 190


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 130th Buy or Bid Sale & Auction



    tical with the coin cited by Prieur 165A information from R McAlee from a coin offered by F Kovacs no photo available same obv die as no 166 Tetradrachms of this issue are very rare Prieur records a total of four specimens for Marcus and nine for Commodus and were probably produced in connection with Marcus and Commodus trip to the East in 176 7 after the supression of the revolt of avidius cassius Good Fine 300 ROMAN PROVINCIAL BRONZE 757 AUGUSTUS 27 BC 14 AD As Spain Julia Traducta 7 33g RPC 108 Sear 18 Obv PERM CAES AVG Head bare I Rx IVLIA TRAD in two lines within oak wreath wreath closes on small round shield at 12 o clock VF 325 758 AUGUSTUS 27 BC 14 AD As Colonia Patricia Spain 9 77g RPC 129 Sear 16 Obv PERM CAES AVG Head bare I Rx COLONIA PATRICIA in tw


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 133rd Buy or Bid Sale



    96 C 306 BM 591 Obv TR P XXVIII Rx IMP VI COS III Genius of the Senate standing I holding branch and short scepter VF 75 373 MARCUS AURELIUS 161 180 AD Denarius Rome 175 AD 3 41g BM 621 C 41 7 3 Fr corr RIC 320 Obv TR P XXIX Rx LIBERAL AVG VI IMP VII COS III Liberalitas standing I holding coin counter and cornucopia Rare only six specimens in Reka Devnia hoard When avidius cassius revolted in Spring 175 AD Commodus Caesar distributed this sixth largesse in Rome to strengthen the loyalty of the urban populace before setting out to join his father on the Danube in order to march against the usurper VF 100 374 MARCUS AURELIUS 161 180 AD Denarius Rome 175 AD 3 05g C 924 BMC p 475 RIC 334 Rx TR P XXIX IMP VIII COS III Roma standing I holding Victory and spear


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    Gemini LLC Auction I [Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.]



    holding two wheat ears river god Orontes swimming right at her feet above her head ram right looking back Prieur 167 same obverse die Extremely rare only four examples listed by Prieur Doublestruck on reverse otherwise extremely fine with a beautiful youthful portrait 1 500 This tetradrachm was issued in connection with Marcus and Commodus trip to the east to suppress the revolt of avidius cassius in 1 75 1 76 Enlargement GEMINI AUCTION I JANUARY 1 1 12 2005


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    Unique Complete Series Men of Rome The Golden Military Years Lvcivs Svlla to Severvs Alexander 82BC-235AD



    gn was disturbed by many frontier wars and the legions returning from the Parthian War in 166 A D brought with them a plague which spread throughout the empire and left many districts almost depopulated Antoninus Pius neglect of the Empire s frontiers caused Aurelius to spend much of the latter part of his reign campaigning against the Marcomanni on the Danube frontier A revolt inspired by avidius cassius in Syria was ended by Cassius assassination in 175 A D His training as a child in stoic philosophy which had evolved from its basic Virtue for Nature s Sake axiom to also encompass intolerance of outside religious thought caused him to oppose the spread of Christianity because of the Christians refusal to participate in the worship of the Roman Gods Aurelius believed Christianity unde


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    Unique Complete Series Men of Rome The Golden Military Years Lvcivs Svlla to Severvs Alexander 82BC-235AD



    While the style is impersonal it is wonderfully executed and quite bold with deep lustrous surfaces In actual fact Lucius Verus was weak and indulgent and a poor administrator but the coins presented him as the noble conqueror of Armenia While Verus had nominal command over the army sent on this eastern campaign the two generals truly responsible for the successes were Statius Priscus and avidius cassius Provenance Private treaty Harlan J Berk Ltd July 30 1986 Condition F D C 12 500 15 000 For a historical commentary on Lucius Verus see above pages 20 21 COMMODUS 54 COMMODUS Emperor 177 192 A D a o n u AUREUS 7 32g BMC Marcus Aurelius and Commodus 774 RIC Marcus Aurelius 648 R 2 Cohen 760 Struck under Marcus Aurelius December 177 December 178 A D Mint of me


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    The Numismatist, May 2001

    5/1/2001 ANA Numismatist

    ory of Imperial Rome had never been abandoned Rather the frequent lack of a suitable male heir had led to the apparent preference for an adopted successor Commodus was in fact only the second emperor to succeed his father in more than 200 years Commodus had been given the rank of Caesar at the young age of 5 though no regular coinage was struck in his name until A D 175 The rebellion of avidius cassius in the East seems to have convinced Marcus Aurelius of the necessity of advancing his son to full Imperial rank earlier than he might have oth erwise Consequently the title of Au PRESENTS FROM THE PAST BY DAVID R SEAR gustus first appears on Commodus coinage in April A D 177 inaugurat ing only the second joint reign in the history of the Empire Upon the death of the senior em peror in


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    Harper's New Monthly Magazine

    /1886 Numismatics Periodicals

    which was surely in silver is wrenched off and gone Of the horrors of this Egyptian Jacque rie of the rage the terror the flight the pursuit the slaughter the sack of temples and dwellings the desecration of graves we know nothing Roman history passes lightly over this incident of rebellion in a distant province while to the brief record of the Bucolic Revolt and its suppression by avidius cassius a d 172 Tanis con tributes only the mute testimony of her ruins The story of her fall like the story of her foundation must be sought at the edge of the spade What we do know is that she died the death foretold by the prophet and that it was death without resurrection A few late Roman huts the resort probably of herdsmen and fish ers are the only human habitations of subsequent dat


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    The Numismatist

    1/1/2018 Numismatics

    M LINE CLASSICAL NUMISMATIC GROUP CNGCOINS COM Ancients continued r A D 98 117 dealt some severe blows to the Parthians during the years 112 17 briefly annexing Mesopotamia Arme nia and Assyria as Roman provinces His successor Hadrian r 117 38 fear ing overextension of Roman borders withdrew Roman territory back to the Euphrates River Under Marcus Aure lius the Roman general avidius cassius sacked the Parthian capitol of Cte siphon and Osrhoene became a Roman A MARCUS AURELIUS issued this Pctr thicus Maximus sestertius in A D 166 to commemorate his victory in Parthia Actual Size 31mm client kingdom Emperor Septimius Severus again sacked Ctesiphon and annexed northern Mesopotamia dur ing his Parthian campaigns of 194 98 Severus divided this new territory into two Roman pro


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