E-Auction 34

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    E34, Lot 32:

    MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon. Pseudo-autonomous issue, temp. Gordian III or Philip I. A.D. 238-249. Æ. 14.1 gm. 26 mm. Beroea mint. Dated year 275 of the Actian Era (A.D. 244). Head of Alexander the Great right, wearing crested Attic helmet with griffin on bowl; AΛEΞANΔPOY / Lion advancing right; above, club to left and EOC (date); KOINON MAKEΔONΩN B NEΩK. AMNG 852. Good Very Fine; bold compelling portrait of Alexander; well centered and appealing reverse type showing lion and club; smooth green patina.

    The Koinon of the Macedonians was a confederation of Macedonian cities under a central government or king (or, under Roman rule, the Roman emperor). Rooted in the Hellenistic period, this central administration handled diplomatic issues both between member city-states and with foreign bodies. Coins issued in the name of the 'Macedonians' first appear during the reigns of Philip V and Perseus, and continued to appear under Roman rule. The Romans reorganized the Koinon around the imperial cult and put members of the local elite in charge. They organized and financed festivals and games, and were awarded Roman citizenship in return. The iconography of the Koinon issues (Alexander the Great, the Macedonian shield, and so on) reflect a powerful ethnic and civic identity that, as it was no longer a threat to Roman control, was allowed to flourish. (Howgego, Christopher; Heuchert, Volker; Burnett, Andrew, Coinage and Identity in the Roman Provinces. 2005.)

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    E34, Lot 50:

    Julian II. As Caesar, A.D. 355-360. AR reduced siliqua. 1.96 gm. 16 mm. Arelate (Arles) mint, 3rd officina. His bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right; D N IVLIANVS NOB CAES / VOTIS | V | MVLTIS | X within wreath with large central jewel; TCON below. RIC VIII 264. RSC 154b. Near Extremely Fine; fresh coin with exceptional iridescent toning; wonderful style portrait; particularly well centered on flan; striations in the obverse field from the die. Beautiful siliqua.

    From an old European collection.

    Julian II was a nephew of Constantine the Great and narrowly escaped execution during the blood bath of the extended family that followed the death of Constantine. He was a gifted military commander and successfully campaigned against the barbarian invaders of his province, Gaul. His troops proclaimed him Augustus, but after two years of sole rule of the Empire, he was killed in battle against the Persians. Julian was a great scholar, with many writings still extant. As a proponent of the old pagan religion, he was stigmatized by Church historians of the period as “the Apostate,” but probably more justly he is also known as “the Philosopher.” The marvelous coin we offer here has a brilliant strike, with iridescent toning, and a superb portrait. It came to us from an old European collection put together in the 1950’s.



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