Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Sale 101Auction date: 13 October 2022
Lot number: 804

Price realized: 40 GBP   (Approx. 44 USD / 46 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Commodus Æ 18mm of Bostra, Arabia. AD 177-192. AV KOMMO ANTWNINO, laureate head right / NTPA BOCTPA, camel advancing right. Kindler 21; Spijkerman 31; Rosenberger 23. 3.98g, 18mm, 12h.

Near Very Fine; earthen repatination. Rare.

Ex Roma Numismatics Ltd., E-Sale 35, 3 May 2017, lot 494.

Estimate: 50 GBP

Match 1:
Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Sale 102Auction date: 3 November 2022
Lot number: 737

Price realized: 50 GBP   (Approx. 57 USD / 58 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Caracalla Æ 25mm of Petra, Arabia. AD 198-217. [Α Κ Μ ΑΥΡ] ΑΝΤѠΝ ϹЄΒ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust to right / ΑΔΡΙ ΠЄΤΡΑ ΜΗΤΡO, Tyche seated to left on rocks, extending right hand and holding trophy in left. Spijkerman 42; Sofaer 45; Rosenberger -; SNG ANS -. 8.08g, 25mm, 12h.

Good Very Fine; a highly attractive portrait for the type. Rare.

Ex Roma Numismatics Ltd., E-Sale 82, 15 April 2021, lot 933.

Estimate: 80 GBP

Match 2:
Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Sale 101Auction date: 13 October 2022
Lot number: 764

Price realized: 65 GBP   (Approx. 72 USD / 74 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Augustus Æ 18mm of Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria. Dated year 25 of the Actian Era = 7/6 BC. Pseudo-autonomous issue, struck under P. Quinctilius Varus, Governor of Syria. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ [ΕΠΙ ΟΥΑΡΟΥ], Tyche seated right on rocky outcropping, holding palm branch; ZK (date) to right; at feet, half-length figure of river-god Orontes swimming right. RPC I 4252; BMC 59; McAlee 87. 6.54g, 18mm, 12h.

Near Very Fine. Very Rare; only 7 examples cited by RPC.

Ex Roma Numismatics Ltd., E-Sale 35, 3 May 2017, lot 442.

The name of Publius Quinctilius Varus has become synonymous with the ignominious defeat suffered by Rome at the hands of Arminius and his confederation of German tribes in the Teutoburg forest. A son-in-law of the emperor, Varus had been consul in 13 BC (along with the future emperor Tiberius), governor of Syria, where he had sent two legions into Judaea to quell local unrest after the territory was converted to a Roman province, and subsequently governor of Germania. In AD 9, Augustus resolved to shorten Rome's borders by bringing the vast region of Germania across the Rhine under Roman dominion. Varus was tasked with negotiating a peaceful annexation, but the mixed Gauls and Germans of this land were not prepared to accept Roman overlordship. The Cherusci under Arminius, along with other allies, betrayed and ambushed Varus in the dank Teutoburg Forest of northwest Germany as the army marched in extended column, having neglected even to send out scouts. The so called 'Battle of the Teutoburg Forest' or in German, 'Varusschlacht', was fought over an extended area several kilometres long, resulting in the total annihilation of the XVII, XVIII and XIX Roman legions in a brutal series of ambushes that lasted for three days. Varus, sensing defeat, committed suicide, and when Augustus heard of the disaster, he rent his clothes and was seen to repeatedly butt his head against the wall of his palace, screaming 'Quintili Vare, legiones redde!' - 'Quinctilius Varus, give me back my legions!' Such was the magnitude of this disaster and the profound psychological shock it created, that the 17th, 18th and 19th legions were never reformed.

Estimate: 50 GBP

Match 3:
Nomos AG > obolos 25Auction date: 23 October 2022
Lot number: 563

Price realized: 50 CHF   (Approx. 50 USD / 51 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


ARABIA. Bostra. Commodus, 177-192. (Bronze, 17 mm, 3.13 g, 6 h). ΑY ΚΟΜOΔ ΑΝΤωΝΙΝOC Laureate head of Commodus to right. Rev. ΝE ΤΡ ΒOCΤΡΑ Camel walking right. Kindler 21. Rosenberger 23. RPC IV.3 Online temp. 6738. Spijkerman 31. Dark green patina. Very fine.



In Roman times Bostra became a major metropolis at the juncture of several trade routes through. Camels or dromedaries, as depicted on our coin, played an important role in transporting goods through the desert.

Starting price: 40 CHF

Match 4:
Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Sale 101Auction date: 13 October 2022
Lot number: 780

Price realized: 35 GBP   (Approx. 39 USD / 40 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Domitian, as Caesar, Æ 20mm of Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria. Struck under Vespasian in Rome for circulation in Seleucis and Pieria, AD 69-79. DOMITIANVS CAESAR, laureate head left / Large S•C within laurel wreath. McAlee 403c; RPC II 2017. 7.34g, 20mm, 12h.

Very Fine.

Ex Roma Numismatics Ltd., E-Sale 35, 3 May 2017, lot 466.

Estimate: 50 GBP

Match 5:
Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Sale 101Auction date: 13 October 2022
Lot number: 592

Price realized: 24 GBP   (Approx. 27 USD / 27 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Seleukid Empire, Cleopatra Thea & Antiochos VIII Æ 18mm. Antioch, 122-121 BC. Radiate and diademed head right / Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora; BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ KΛEOΠATPAΣ in two lines to right, KAI BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY in three lines to left. SC 2263. 5.48g, 18mm, 1h.

Very Fine.

Ex Roma Numismatics Ltd., E-Sale 35, 3 May 2017, lot 407.

Estimate: 40 GBP