Roman Republic, L. Aemilius Paullus, 62 B.C.
At the end of the Third Macedonian War (171 - 168 B.C.), Perseus of was decisively defeated by Rome at the Battle of Pydna. He surrendered to general Aemilius Paullus and was imprisoned in Rome with his half-brother Philippus and his son Alexander. The Antigonid kingdom was replaced with four republics, which were later dissolved and became the Roman province of .
RR79627. Silver , 10, 415/1, 926, 366, F, banker's mark, porous, slightly off center, 3.611 g, maximum 20.9 mm, Rome mint, 62 B.C.; LEPIDVS , veiled and diademed of right; , Paullus on right, standing left, togate, touching in center; on the left, three standing bound captives: Perseus of , his half-brother, and his son; $120.00 (€106.80)
Roman Republic, Q. Cassius Longinus, 55 B.C.
Quintus Cassius Longinus was a governor in for . Cassius was one of the tresviri monetales of the Roman mint in 55 B.C. He served as a of Pompey in Ulterior in 54 B.C.
RR77560. Silver , 391, 916, 428/3, 3868, 7, F, attractive , , 3.502 g, maximum 19.34 mm, 135o, Rome mint, c. 55 B.C.; young male ( or the of the Roman People) right, across shoulder; standing right on thunderbolt between jug and , Q•CASSIVS below; $200.00 (€178.00)
Roman Republic, M. Porcius Cato, 89 B.C.
The seated figure on the is presumably Virgo, whose shrine was built by Cato Censorious. -- Roman Republican Coinage by Michael H.
SH79743. Silver , Italy 577 ff. (various ), 597c, 7, 343/2b, 248, F, centered, , banker's marks, 1.993 g, maximum 14.6 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 89 B.C.; of young or right wreathed with ivy, M CATO (AT in ) downward behind, obscure control symbol below; seated right holding , (TR in ) in ; $95.00 (€84.55)
Roman Republic, Ti. Ti. f. Ap.n. , 79 B.C.
The S C on the stands for . This issue was authorized by Senate decree, most likely to pay for the extensive military operations during the ship of . The refers to the origin of the . The control numbers run all the way to CLXX.
RR79744. Silver , 310, 383/1, 770a, 6, VF, , encrustations, 4.110 g, maximum 18.6 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 79 B.C.; diademed and draped of , bow and quiver over shoulder, S·C before; in a right, raising wreath in right, and reins in left, A·LX[?] (control number) below, TI· ·TI·F / AP N (VD and AP in ) in ; $100.00 (€89.00)
Roman Republic, L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus, 89 B.C.
The refers to the rape of the . This moneyer traced his descent form the and perhaps from himself. -- Roman Silver Coins edited by and Robert LoosleyRR77760. Silver , 344/1a, 698, 1, I Rome 2322, 249, F, uneven strike, porous, scratches, , 3.770 g, maximum 19.5 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 89 B.C; of right, downward behind, TA ( ) before; two Roman soldiers running left, each bearing a woman in his arms, L·TITVRI in ; from the Butte College Foundation, ex , ex M & R Coins; $135.00 (€120.15)
Roman Republic, M. Plaetorius Cestianus, 69 B.C.
The moneyer, M. Plaetorius Cestianus, was from , in , 23 miles east-southeast of Rome, home of the great temple to . Her sanctuary was an immense complex of buildings rising up the hillside on five vast terraces, connected with each other by grand staircases, visible even from the sea. The likely depicts a in the sanctuary. The epithet of means "Original." She was represented suckling two babes, said to be and , and she was especially worshipped by matrons. The oracle continued to be consulted down to Christian times, until Constantine the Great, and again later I, forbade the practice and closed the temple.SH76980. Silver , Rome 3524 (same wheel control); 405/1b; 800a; 340, F, banker's mark, 3.563 g, maximum 19.5 mm, 135o, Rome mint, 69 B.C.; diademed and draped of right, hair in net, wheel (control symbol) behind; temple , ornamented with sculpture of an anguipede (snake legged) giant holding a club(?) in his left hand, M PLAETORI (AE ) on the , S C in ; very ; $800.00 (€712.00)
Roman Republic, Anonymous, c. 170 - 160 B.C.
(or Ianus) was the god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings and endings. He is most often depicted as having two faces or heads, facing in opposite directions. is believed to be one of the few major deities in Roman mythology that does not have a Greek origin or counterpart.RR76436. Bronze as, cf. K2, 198/1a, 143, 217, 712, F, pitting, 28.660 g, maximum 34.0 mm, 270o, Rome(?) mint, c. 170 - 160 B.C.; laureate and bearded of , I (mark of value) above; prow right, I (mark of value) above, in ; ; $90.00 (€80.10)
Roman Republic, Vergilius, Gargilius and Ogulnius, 86 B.C.
The as is the only bronze struck by these .RR76801. Bronze as, I Rome 2632, 350A/3c, 722b, 752, VF, encrusted areas, some spots of corrosion, 13.454 g, maximum 28.0 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 86 B.C.; laureate of , I (mark of value above); OGVL GAR VER (VL, AR, and VE ), war galley prow left, X (control letter) before prow; $250.00 (€222.50)
Roman Republic, C. Coelius Caldus, 51 B.C.
The depicts the moneyer's grandfather, also Coelius Caldus, consul in 94 B.C., and the first in his family to obtain high office. Prior to his term as consul, in 107 B.C., he was a tribune of the plebs and passed a , requiring a secret ballot to determine the verdict in cases of high treason. He was a in 100 or 99 B.C., and of Citerior the following year. Later, during Sulla's second civil war, he tried to Gaius the Younger by preventing Pompey from joining his forces to , but failed.
The honors the moneyer's father and uncle. His father was a Epulo Jovis, one of the septemviri , the college of seven priests responsible for banquets and sacrifices given in of and the other gods. His uncle was an , and decemvir, , , Decemvir (sacris faciundis), commander for military forces, a priest-soothsayer, and one of a body of ten Roman magistrates responsible for management of the Games of , and the Secular Games. The moneyer's name and title are in the .RS72975. Silver , 437/2a, 894, 7, II 3837, 404, aF, , on a , 3.623 g, maximum 17.5 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 51 B.C.; C COEL CALDVS downwards on right, COS below, of Coelius Caldus right, inscribed HIS ( ) behind, in the form of a (emblem of of , ) before; C CALDVS downward on left, ( , , Decemvir) in four lines on right, CALDVS III VIR (ALD , triumvir) below, statue of god seated left between two trophies of arms, all on a high with front inscribed L CALDVS VI VIR EPVL (VIR and VL , Caldus Septemvir Epulo); from the Jyrki Muona Collection; ; $165.00 (€146.85)
Roman Republic, P. Furius Crassipes, 84 B.C.
The clubfoot, crassipes in Latin, in a perfect example of typical Roman humor, replaces the moneyer's name in the . The chair refers to the moneyer's position as Aedile Curule. The turreted probably indicates this special issue was authorized to finance a building project. Publius Fourius Crassipes is only known from his coins but he was probably the father of Fourius Crassipes who married Cicero's daughter, who became proquaestor in , and who struck bronze coins bearing his name at .RR75815. Silver , 20, 735, 356/1a, Rome 2604, 275, VF, well struck foot (often poorly struck on the ), nice old cabinet , , slightly uneven strike with weak areas, 3.870 g, maximum 19.9 mm, 90o, Rome mint, 84 B.C.; (downward on left), turreted of right, clubfoot pointed upwards behind; curule chair inscribed P FOVRIVS, CRASSIPES in ; $100.00 (€89.00)
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