A Descriptive Catalogue of Rare and Unedited Roman Coins: From the Earliest Period of the Roman Coinage, to the Extinction of the Empire Under Constantinus Paleologos, Volume 1

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E. Wilson, 1834
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Pagina 282 - A sow beneath an oak shall lie along, All white herself, and white her thirty young. When thirty rolling years have run their race, Thy son Ascanius, on this empty space, Shall build a royal town, of lasting fame, Which from this omen shall receive the name. Time shall approve the truth. For what remains, And how with sure success to crown thy pains, With patience next attend. A banish'd band, Driv'n with Evander from th...
Pagina vii - Album incoquitur aereis operibus Galliarum invento , ita ut vix discerni possit ab argento, eaque incoctilia vocant. Deinde et argentum incoquere simili modo cœpere equorum maxime ornamentis, juronde fusion, elle donne le plomb noir après avoir perdu moins des deux tiers de matière.
Pagina 233 - IMP. CAES. NERVAE TRAIANO AVG. GER. DAC. PM TR. P. COS. VPP Son buste lauré à droite.
Pagina 202 - IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG PM TR PPP COS VII(I) cxlvi 269 IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG PM TR PPP COS VIII REST SC clii, 276, 280.
Pagina 143 - ... the emblem. Moreover in Ionia there are two figures of this man carved upon rocks, one on the road by which one goes from the land of Ephesos to Phocaia, and the other on the road from Sardis to Smyrna. In each place there is a figure of a man cut in the rock, of four cubits and a span in height, holding in his right hand a spear and in his left a bow and arrows, and the other equipment which he has is similar to this, for it is both Egyptian and Ethiopian: and from the one shoulder to the other...
Pagina 34 - No. 20, ^Emilia; on the obverse of this curious coin is a figure kneeling by the side of a camel, presenting an olive branch, from which depends a fillet or ancient diadem ; on the reverse, a figure guiding a triumphal chariot, a scorpion in the field. Josephus tells us of an invasion of Arabia, and that Aretus, the king of the country, purchased peace of the Romans for five hundred talents. The diadem hanging from the olive branch chronicles the entire humiliation of...
Pagina 344 - Rev. [COL L AN COM PM] TR P XV IMP [VIII COS VI S] C.
Pagina 456 - ... carved by Phidias, a colossal work forty feet high, and standing on a huge limestone pedestal, which seemed almost too large for the temple, and which won for Phidias the distinction of being a work " with which no other artist can compete." The god, carved in gold and ivory, sat upon a throne, holding in his right hand a figure of victory, and in his left the sceptre, crowned by an eagle. Everything was covered with mythological reliefs, and the majestic face and head crowned by a golden wreath...
Pagina 332 - PIO. IMP. OMNIA. FELICIA. PM TR. P. XV. IMP. VIII. cos. vi. PP Neptune debout, le pied sur une proue ; en face , l'Empereur debout en toge, sacrifiant 100 fr.

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