Roman Republic, C. Annius T.f. T.n. Luscus and L. Fabius L.f. Hispaniensis, 82 - 81 B.C.
This issue was minted by special decree of the Senate to support the Annius, sent by to campaign against Sertorius in Spain. attributes the early of this issue, which bears the name of the quaestor L. Fabius L.f. Hispaniensis, to Northern Italy and the latter , which bears the name of the quaestor, C. Tarquitius P.f., to Spain. The deity depicted on the is uncertain, but may be Anna Perenna, a sister of Dido, worshipped in Italy. The may have claimed descent from her. -- Roman Republican Coinage by Michael H.
SH74528. Silver , 366/2b, 748d, 3a, 290, gVF, very attractive coin, , nicely , 3.819 g, maximum 19.8 mm, 15o, Northern Italian or Spanish mint, 82 - 81 B.C.; ·C·ANNI·T·F·T·N·PRO·COS·EX·S·C·, diademed and draped of Anna Perenna(?) right, bead and reel ; driving a right, frond in right, reins in left, Q· above, E· below, L·FABI·L·F·HISP· in ; $500.00 (€435.00)
Roman Republic, A. Postumius A.f. Sp. n. Albinus, c. 81 B.C.
Refers to the praetorship of L. Postumius Albinus over Spain and his successful expeditions against the Vaccaei and Lusitani, and the levying of troops for this campaign.
RR74532. Silver , 297, 746, 372/2, 8, Nice VF, attractive and , 3.757 g, maximum 19.42 mm, 180o, Rome mint, c. 81 B.C.; behind veiled of right with disheveled hair; togate figure standing left extending hand toward before him, and axe behind, A• / ALBIN / N•S• vertical downward in fields from left to right, POST A•F• in ; $200.00 (€174.00)
Roman Republic, M. Porcius Cato, 89 B.C.
The seated figure on the is presumably Virgo, whose shrine was built by Cato Censorious. This was copied by in 47 - 46 B.C. -- Roman Republican Coinage by Michael H.
RR74536. Silver , 247, 596a, 343/1b, 5, Nice VF, attractive and , 3.903 g, maximum 17.6 mm, 270o, Rome mint, 89 B.C.; diademed female right, (MA ) behind, M·CATO (AT ) below; seated right holding , (TR ) in ; $350.00 (€304.50)
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.
RR74538. Silver , 310, 383/1, 770a, 6, gVF, , light marks, closed crack, 4.027 g, maximum 19.2 mm, 270o, 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·XXX (control number) below, TI· ·TI·F / AP N (VD and AP in ) ; $170.00 (€147.90)
Roman Republic, L. Rubrius Dossenus, 87 B.C.
One of three types issued by the moneyer, each depicts one of the three chief deities of the capital, Jupiter, and . The empty triumphal chariot on the probably reflects hope for triumph in the fight against and his followers. -- Roman Republican Coinage by Michael H.
RR74518. Silver , 258, 705, 348/1, 1, VF, nice , 3.959 g, maximum 16.7 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 87 B.C.; of Jupiter right, over shoulder, DOSSEN behind and below; triumphal right, thunderbolt on side-panel, small on top holding wreath, L·RVBRI in ; $250.00 (€217.50)
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 .
SH74531. Silver , 366, 10, 415/1, Nice gVF, attractive coin, nice , some minor scratches and marks, small edge test cut, 3.901 g, maximum 19.4 mm, 150o, 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; $300.00 (€261.00)
Roman Republic, C. Norbanus, 83 B.C.
In 83 B.C., returned from and defeated the popular forces led by the consul Norbanus (probably the father of this moneyer). The alludes to the elder Norbanus' activity during the , when he raised troops, organized a fleet, and provisioned the town of Rhegium.
RR74515. Silver , 2, 739, 357/1b, I Rome 2810, 278, VF, , uneven strike, 4.015 g, maximum 19.9 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 83 B.C.; diademed of right, wearing single drop earring and pearl necklace, CXXIIII (124, control number) behind, C•NORBANVS below; between grain ear on left and on right; $200.00 (€174.00)
Roman Republic, L. Furius Cn.f. Brocchus, 63 B.C.
The curule chair was for magistrates including dictators, masters of the horse, consuls, praetors, censors, and the curule aediles. As a form of throne, it might be given as an to foreign kings recognized formally as friend (amicus) by the Roman people or senate. Designed for use by commanders in the , the curule chair could be folded for easy transport. It had no back, low arms, curved legs forming an X, and was traditionally made of or veneered with ivory.
RR74516. Silver , 365, 414/1, 902a, 23a, VF, nice , , 3.882 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 63 B.C.; / BROCCI, of right, wearing wreath of grain, lock of hair falls down neck, between wheat-ear and barleycorn; L•FVRI / CN• F, curule chair between two with axes; $150.00 (€130.50)
Roman Republic, Mn. Aquillius Mn. f. Mn. n., c. 71 B.C.
Man. Aquillius (the moneyer's grandfather) was consul in 101 B.C. and sent as to end the second slave war in . He succeeded the next year and this coin commemorates his valor ( ). Perhaps it is not just the ancestry that inspired this ; it was struck at the time of the famous slave war led by Spartacus. We can only speculate - was it minted before the defeat of Spartacus, when Rome was trembling, to inspire the valor required for ; or was it minted after , to commemorate valor in both wars. It is also the first time the III VIR triumviral title appears on coinage.
RR74463. Silver , 336, 798, 401/1, Aquillia 2, VF/F, grainy, scratches, 3.825 g, maximum 19.7 mm, 180o, Rome mint, c. 71 B.C.; helmeted and draped of right, III VIR (tresvir) behind, before; Mn. Aquillius, consul 101 B.C., standing facing in military dress, right, with right hand raising kneeling and slumped , in left hand, MN AQVIL on right, MN F MN N on left, in ; $200.00 (€174.00)
Roman Republic, L. Roscius Fabatus, 64 B.C.
The depicts the scene that occurred early at Lanuvium at the festival in of , when a virgin descended into the grotto under the temple with food for the who dwelt there. If the girl was chaste, she returned safely to her home, where there was much rejoicing.
RS74399. Silver , 363, 3, 412/1, 915, VF, , some die wear, a little rough, 3.426 g, maximum 17.8 mm, 195o, Rome mint, 64 B.C.; of clad in goat skin, L ROSCI below, uncertain symbol behind; maiden feeding erect snake before her, uncertain symbol behind, FABATI in ; $170.00 (€147.90)
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