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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 RR86466. Silver quinarius, Crawford 333/1, Sydenham 588, RSC IEgnatuleia 1, Russo RBW 1193, SRCV I 213, F, toned, uneven strike, banker's marks, bumps and scratches, weight 1.560 g, maximum diameter 16.0 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 97 B.C.; obverse C·EGNATVLEI·C·F (NAT and VL in monogram), laureate head of Apollo right, Q (mark of value) below; reverseVictory standing left inscribing shield attached to trophy, Gallic carnyx (war trumpet) at base of trophy, Q in center, ROMA in exergue; $50.00 (€42.50)
Roman Republic, M. Junius Brutus (Q. CaepioBrutus), 54 B.C.
M. Junius Brutus (also called Q. CaepioBrutus) is the most famous of Caesars assassins. Many of Brutus' coins honor his ancestors and illustrate his strong republican views. Lucius Junius Brutus overthrew the last king of Rome and established the Republic in 509 B.C. Caesar should have taken notice of the message of patriotic devotion Brutus conveyed by his coins. RR86469. Silver denarius, Crawford 433/1, Sydenham 906, RSC IJunia 31, BMCRR 3861, Russo RBW 1542, SRCV I 397, VF, toned, uneven strike with weak areas, bankers mark, slightly off center, weight 4.001 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 90o, Rome mint, 54 B.C.; obverseLIBERTAS downward behind, head of Liberty right, hair rolled, wearing drop pendant earring and necklace; reverse L. Junius Brutus between two lictors, preceded by an accensus, all walking left, BRVTVS in exergue; $300.00 (€255.00)
Roman Republic, M. Junius Brutus (Q. CaepioBrutus), 54 B.C.
M. Junius Brutus (also called Q. CaepioBrutus) is the most famous of Caesars assassins. Many of Brutus' coins honor his ancestors and illustrate his strong republican views. The obverse honors L. Junius Brutus, the consul who in 509 B.C. forced the expulsion of the Tarquin Kings from Rome and founded the Republic. The reverse honors Gaius Servilius Ahala, who threw Spurius Maelius down from the Tarpeian rock to his death for plotting against the Republic and aspiring to tyranny. Caesar should not have been surprised by Brutus! RR86434. Silver denarius, RSC IJunia 30, Sydenham 907, Crawford 433/2, BMCRR I Rome 3864, Russo RBW 1543, SRCV I 398, VF, iridescenttoning, obverse a little off center, scratches, weight 3.542 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 54 B.C.; obverse bearded bare head of L. Junius Brutus (consul 509 B.C.), BRVTVS behind; reverse bearded bare head of C. Servilius Ahala (master of the horse 439 B.C.), AHALA behind; $500.00 (€425.00)
Numismatica ARS Classica Auction 83, May 2015, Roman Republican Coins Collection
BC15800. Numismatica ARS Classica Auction 83, May 2015, The Collection of Roman Republican coins of a student and his mentor - Part III, softcover, 88 pages, 307 lots, illustrated throughout, good condition, only one copy available; $15.00 (€12.75)
Numismatica ARS Classica Auction 61, Oct 2011, The RBW Collection of Roman Republican Coins, Part 1
The RBW Collection of Roman Republican Coins, Part 1.BC15659. Numismatica ARS Classica Auction 61, Oct 2011, The RBW Collection of Roman Republican Coins, Part 1, softcover, 260 pages, 1220 lots, illustrated throughout, good condition, only one copy available, international shipping at the actual cost of postage; $30.00 (€25.50)
Macedonia, Under Roman Rule, Quaestor Aesillas, 95 - 70 B.C.
This type was apparently intended to encourage Macedonian pride by portraying the legendary national hero of the Macedonians, and at the same time clearly communicate Roman authority with name and symbols of the Roman quaestor.RP85676. Silver tetradrachm, Bauslaugh group VI (O35), AMNG III 223, SNG Cop 1330, SNG Ashmolean 3305, SGCV I 1439, VF, attractive toning, well centered, light marks, weight 16.433 g, maximum diameter 29.2 mm, die axis 0o, Thessalonika (Salonika, Greece) mint, 95 - 70 B.C.; obversehead of Alexander the Great right with horn of Ammon and flowing hair, Θ behind, MAKE∆ONΩN below; reverse AESILLAS above money-chest (cista), club, and Q over quaestor's chair (sella curulis), all within laurel wreath, no pellets; ex Nomos Obolos 6 (20 Nov 2016), lot 339 (Nomos noted, from a European collection, formed before 2000); $380.00 (€323.00)
Roman Republic, Q. Titus, 90 B.C.
The quinarius is a much scarcer denomination than the denarius for all Roman periods.RR84890. Silver quinarius, Russo RBW 1276, Crawford 341/3, Sydenham 693, RSC ITitia 3, SRCV I 240, F, toned, tight flan, marks and scratches, porous, weight 2.099 g, maximum diameter 13.3 mm, die axis 90o, Rome mint, 90 B.C.; obverse draped bust of Victory right; reversePegasus right, with curved wings, Q TITI below; scarce; $95.00 (€80.75)
Roman Republic, Cn. Cornelius Lentulus, 88 B.C.
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.RR84914. Silver quinarius, SRCV I 255, Sydenham 703, Crawford 345/2, RSC ICornelia 51, VF, toned, weight 1.574 g, maximum diameter 15.3 mm, die axis 45o, Rome mint, 88 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Jupiter right; reverseVictory standing right crowning trophy of captured arms with wreath, CN LENT (NT ligate) in exergue; $115.00 (€97.75)
Roman Republic, c. 100 - 80 B.C.
RR84587. Bronze quadrans, cf. Crawford 350B/3d (Rome mint, 86 B.C.), VF, nice green patina, red earthen highlighting, weight 2.082 g, maximum diameter 16.1 mm, die axis 90o, Rome or unofficial mint, c. 100 - 80 B.C.; obversehead of Hercules right clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress, three pellets behind; reverse prow of galley right, ROMA (MA ligate) above, three pellets right(?), head of Venus decorating top of acrostolium(?); ex RBW Collection; $80.00 (€68.00)
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 73, The Collection of Roman Republican Coins of A Student And His Mentor - Part II
A superb series of denarii of the Social War, an exceptional aureus of Sulla, the raredenarius 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; $8.00 (€6.80)
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