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Roman Republic, 99 - 50 B.C.

Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 73, The Collection of Roman Republican Coins of A Student And His Mentor - Part II

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A superb series of denarii of the Social War, an exceptional aureus of Sulla, the rare denarius Q. Pomponius Muta with the muse Erato, and many more auction items are included in this collection.
BK10370. Numismatica Ars Classica (NAC 73), The Collection of Roman Republican Coins of A Student And His Mentor - Part II, 18 Nov 2013, 85 pages, illustration throughout, paperback; $5.00 (4.45)


Roman Republic, Servius Sulpicius, 51 B.C., Ancient Counterfeit

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The reverse probably refers to the naval victory of P. Sulpicius Galba Maximus. The proconsul in Greece during the First Macedonian War, in 210 B.C. he led the first Roman fleet into the Aegean Sea and captured Aegina, which was plundered and given to the Aetolians, allies of the Romans.
RR83521. Fouree silver plated denarius, RSC I Sulpicia 8, Sydenham 931, Russo RBW 1553, Crawford 438/1 (official, solid silver, Rome mint, very rare), VF, corrosion resulting in many small platting breaks, scratch in obverse right field, weight 3.807 g, maximum diameter 19.8 mm, die axis 180o, unofficial mint, c. 51 - 60 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo, SER downward behind, SVLP upward before; reverse Naval trophy made of captured rudders, anchor, oars, prows, and aplustres, between draped figure on left, nude Macedonian captive on right; very rare; $280.00 (249.20)


Roman Republic, Q. Titus, 90 B.C.

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The quinarius is a much scarcer denomination than the denarius for all Roman periods.
RR83523. Silver quinarius, SRCV I 240, Sydenham 693, Crawford 341/3, RSC I Titia 3, VF, slightly irregular flan, weight 2.212 g, maximum diameter 13.2 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 90 B.C.; obverse draped bust of Victory right; reverse Pegasus right, with curved wings, Q TITI below; $150.00 (133.50)


Roman Republic, M. Porcius Cato, 89 B.C.

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The seated figure on the reverse is presumably Victoria Virgo, whose shrine was built by Cato Censorious. -- Roman Republican Coinage by Michael H. Crawford
RR83525. Silver denarius, SRCV I 248, Sydenham 597b, Crawford 343/2b, RSC I Porcia 7a, VF, well centered, scratches, die wear, flan crack, weight 2.112 g, maximum diameter 15.3 mm, die axis 90o, Rome mint, 89 B.C.; obverse head of young Bacchus or Liber right wreathed with ivy, M CATO (AT in monogram) downward behind, uncertain control symbol below; reverse Victory seated right holding patera, VICTRIX (TR ligate) in exergue; $160.00 (142.40)


Roman Republic, L. Rubrius Dossenus, 87 B.C.

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Victory is offering at the altar of Aesculapius which was located on an island in the Tiber, perhaps alluding to a plague in 87 B.C. which devastated the armies opposed to Marius.
RR83522. Silver quinarius, SRCV I 261, Sydenham 708, Crawford 348/4, RSC I Rubria 4, VF, nice style, tight flan, die wear, weight 1.820 g, maximum diameter 13.8 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 87 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Neptune right, DOSSEN and trident behind; reverse Victory standing to right, holding wreath and palm branch before garlanded altar with snake coiled around the top, LRVBRI behind; $140.00 (124.60)


Roman Republic, C. Egnatuleius C.f., 97 B.C.

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Refers to Marius' victories over the Teutones and Ambrones at Aquae Sextiae in 102 B.C. and the Cimbri at Vercellae in 101 B.C. Crawford believes this issue financed settlement of Marius' veterans, partly in Cisalpine Gaul. -- Roman Republican Coinage by Michael H. Crawford
RR83524. Silver quinarius, SRCV I 213, Sydenham 588, Crawford 333/1, RSC I Egnatuleia 1, gVF, attractive style, light marks, slightly irregular tight flan, weight 1.870 g, maximum diameter 16.7 mm, die axis 275o, Rome mint, 97 B.C.; obverse CEGNATVLEICF (NAT and VL in monogram), laureate head of Apollo right, Q below; reverse Victory standing left inscribing shield attached to trophy, Gallic carnyx (war trumpet) at base of trophy, Q in center, ROMA in exergue; $200.00 (178.00)


Roman Republic, C. Vibius C.F. Pansa, 90 B.C.

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This type is engraved with significant variation in style. Apollo on the obverse of this coin is the larger-sized head with long scattered locks of hair.
RR79559. Silver denarius, BMCRR Rome 2257 (same control), RSC I Vibia 2, Sydenham 684, Crawford 342/5b, SRCV I 242, gF, centered, scratch in obverse right file, light marks, weight 3.717 g, maximum diameter 20.3 mm, die axis 270o, Rome mint, c. 90 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right, PANSA behind, lion running right (control symbol) below chin; reverse Minerva in a quadriga right, trophy over shoulder in right, spear and reins in left, CVIBIVSCF in exergue; $130.00 (115.70)


Roman Republic, C. Vibius C.F. Pansa, 90 B.C.

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This type is engraved with significant variation in style. Apollo on the obverse of this coin is the smaller well-modeled type.
RR79569. Silver denarius, BMCRR Rome 2278 (same control), RSC I Vibia 1, Sydenham 684, Crawford 342/5b, SRCV I 242, weight 4.006 g, maximum diameter 17.3 mm, Rome mint, c. 90 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right, PANSA behind, wing (control symbol) below chin; reverse Minerva in a quadriga right, trophy over shoulder in right, spear and reins in left, CVIBIVSCF in exergue; ex John Jencek; $160.00 (142.40)


Roman Republic, T. Cloulius (or Cloelius), 98 B.C.

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The reverse refers to Marius' victories over the Teutones and Ambrones at Aquae Sextiae in 102 B.C. and the Cimbri at Vercellae in 101 B.C. Cloelius, a Marian faction partisan, struck as quaestor. Crawford believes this issue financed settlement of Marius' veterans, partly in Cisalpine Gaul. -- Roman Republican Coinage by Michael H. Crawford
RR79931. Silver quinarius, BMCRR Rome 1111 (also I), Sydenham 586b, Crawford 332/1c, RSC I Cloulia 2b, SRCV I 212, F, scratch on obverse, weight 1.904 g, maximum diameter 15.9 mm, die axis 90o, Rome mint, 98 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Jupiter right, pellet over I (control symbol) before neck; reverse Victory right palm in left over shoulder, crowning trophy with wreath in right, seated Gaulish captive at base of trophy, TCLOVLI (VL ligate) downward in center, Q in exergue; $125.00 (111.25)


Roman Republic, Cn. Cornelius Lentulus, 88 B.C.

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This type probably commemorated the victories of M. Claudius M.f. M.n. Marcellus over Hannibal in the second Punic War and the capture of Syracuse in 212 B.C.
RR79923. Silver quinarius, SRCV I 255, Sydenham 703, Crawford 345/2, RSC I Cornelia 51, aVF, die wear, weight 2.024 g, maximum diameter 14.5 mm, die axis 270o, Rome mint, 88 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Jupiter right; reverse Victory standing right crowning trophy with wreath, CN LENT (NT ligate) in exergue; $140.00 (124.60)










REFERENCES

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Hoover, O.D. Handbook of Coins of Sicily (including Lipara), Civic, Royal, Siculo-Punic, and Romano-Sicilian Issues, Sixth to First Centuries BC. HGC 2. (Lancaster, PA, 2011).
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Roman Republic Coins of 99-50 B.C.