lunedì 22 settembre 2014

Auctions Calendar Update

This is an update of our auction calendar for 2014:

Next auction:

Sunday 28th September 2014: live auction starting at 4.00pm (Rome Time).
An group of roman republican coins together with a group of late roman bronzes.

Artemide XLI

Sunday, 29th November 2014
Vienna, c/o Sacher Hotel

In cooperation with Artemide Kunstauktionen GmbH:
A selection of important Greek, Roman, Medieval and World Coins, Medals and Art from the Ancient World.

Consignment deadline: 1st October.

Artemide XLII

Saturday, 13th December 2014
San Marino, c/o World Trade Center

Italian Medieval Coins, Roman, Greek, and World Coins, Papal Medals.

Consignment deadline: 8th October.

Artemide Orologi

Sunday, 14 December 2014
San Marino, c/o World Trade Center

Collectible Watches.

Consignment deadline: 8th October.

Calendario delle prossime aste

Aggiornamento del calendario delle nostre prossime aste per il 2014.

Prossima asta:

Domenica 28 settembre 2014: asta live, ore 16.00.
Un'interessante raccolta di monete della repubblica romana e del tardo impero.

Artemide XLI

Sabato, 29 Novembre 2014
Vienna, c/o Sacher Hotel

In collaborazione con Artemide Kunstauktionen GmbH, presenteremo una selezione di monete classiche, medievali e moderne, medaglie rinascimentali e medaglie papali, arte del mondo antico.

Termine per i conferimenti: 1 ottobre.

Artemide XLII

Sabato, 13 Dicembre 2014
San Marino, c/o World Trade Center

Una raccolta di importanti monete medievali. Monete classiche e moderne, medaglie.

Termine per i conferimenti: 8 ottobre.

Artemide Orologi

Domenica, 14 Dicembre 2014
San Marino, c/o World Trade Center

Importanti orologi da collezione.

Termine per i conferimenti: 8 ottobre.

mercoledì 17 settembre 2014

Asta di monete della Repubblica Romana e del Tardo Impero

Artemide Aste - Repubblica Romana e Tardo Impero
28/09/2014 - Asta attiva
Live auction - Informazioni evento
Monete della repubblica romana e del tardo impero.

E' online in catalogo della prossima asta elettronica, una raccolta di denari della Repubblica Romana ed una raccolta di piccoli bronzi del tardo impero romano.

L'asta verrà battuta in diretta live domenica 28 settembre, a partire dalle ore 16:00. 

Il catalogo dell'asta è disponibile qui:

martedì 9 settembre 2014

Asta senza riserva #3 - 10 Settembre 2014

Chiude tra poche ore la nostra asta elettronica senza riserva #3, che verrà battuta live mercoledì 10 settembre 2014 a partire dalle ore 21:00.

Speriamo di ritrovarvi online numerosi e di potervi intrattenere con una divertente serata di numismatica!

Sfoglia il catalogo online!

giovedì 4 settembre 2014

Tiberius, third of the Twelve Caesars

Tiberius in gold.
Tiberius was born in 42 BC to parents Tiberius Claudius Nero and Livia Drusilla.  They also had another, younger son together, Nero Drusus before divorcing.  After the divorce, Livia married Octavian, before he became the emperor, Augustus.

As a young man, Tiberius pursued a life in the army, and for 32 years he fought in the service of Rome.  He put down major rebellions and fought in Germany to secure the frontier.

Family life at the apex of Roman power was convoluted and threaded with political marriage and divorce.  Tiberius wed Vipsania, who bore him a son, Drusus the younger.  At the behest of the emperor, Tiberius divorced Vipsania, to marry Agrippa’s widow, Julia, the daughter of Augustus.  The marriage did not last, but before it ended, Tiberius was made a tribune.  When Augustus started to contemplate who his successor would be,  he brought forward his grandsons from Agrippa and Julia, Gaius and Lucius.  They both died young (possibly with some help), and Augustus adopted Tiberius in 4 AD along with Augustus’ other grandson, Agrippa Postumus.  Tiberius’ tribunican  powers were also extended for ten more years.  Augustus also forced him to adopt an heir of his own.  He adopted his nephew, Germanicus.  But, as with all things Roman, this plan was subject to change at the spin of a knife.

Tiberius’ reign as emperor was a long one by Roman standards, approximately twenty-three years.  It was during this reign  that Jesus Christ began His ministry and was crucified under Pontius Pilate, in the Roman province of Judea.
Tiberius, provincial silver tetradracma

The numismatic legacy left by Tiberius included pieces made in provincial mints around the empire, in regions which spoke many languages, especially Greek.  Many coins began to be issued with Greek legends to impress upon the dominated nations the grandeur and power of Rome.

Tiberius in bronze, lower style.
Tiberius in bronze, high style.
Many of the coins issued under Tiberius commemorated those who were important to him.  An extraordinary number of issues were devoted to the deified Augustus, mainly in bronze.  The portraits of Tiberius himself rarely equal in quality those of others featured on his coinage.  Others depicted on his coinage include bold portraits of Agrippa, whose strength and determination are captured remarkably.   Augustus’ grandsons, Gaius and Lucius are celebrated on a coin that although not issued directly by Tiberius, was issued during the time of his reign.  The twins are depicted in intertwined cornucopiae, facing each other.  This is a masterpiece of Roman coinage, primarily due to the simplicity of its design and flowing curvature of its devices.  Some others commemorated on the coins of Tiberius include Julia, Livia and Drusus.
Gaius and Lucius, a masterpiece of Roman coinage.

Agrippa in bronze.

Drusus in bronze.

Commemorating Julia in bronze.

Silver, "Tribute Penny"

"Tribute Penny", reverse

Silver issues of Tiberius include the famous “Tribute Penny” of the bible.  It is the denarius used to pay tax that Jesus referred to when saying “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s.”  Another group of issues made famous in the bible are the prutahs issued in Judea, often called "widow's mites", including those issued by the procurator, Pontius Pilate.
Pontius Pilate, bronze prutah.