Roman Republic, P. Servilius M.f. Rullus, 100 B.C.
The Victoryreverse 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.
The P on the reverse indicates this coin was struck from silver withdrawn from the public treasury (EX ARGENTO PVBLICO).
RR73148. Silver denarius, SRCV I 207, Sydenham 601, Crawford 328/1, RSC IServilia 14, VF, nice style, toned, weight 3.905 g, maximum diameter 21.8 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 100 B.C.; obversebust of Minerva left wearing Corinthian helmet and aegis, RVLLI upwards behind; reverseVictory in a biga right, horses rearing, reins in right, palm frond in left, P (abbreviates PVBLICO) below, P·SERVILI·M·F in exergue; $160.00 SALE PRICE $144.00
Roman Republic, L. Furius Philus, c. 189 - 180 B.C.
In 188 B.C., through the Treaty of Apamea, the Seleucid king, Antiochus III, surrendered all his Greek and Anatolian possessions as far east as the Taurus Mountains. Rome had become master of the eastern Mediterranean. Continuing quarrels among the Greek cities and leagues increases the conviction in Rome that there will be no peace in Greece until Rome takes full control.
RR65633. Bronze as, RBW Collection 641 (same obverse die), Crawford 144/1, Sydenham 300, BabelonFuria 1, BMCRR I Rome 540, SRCV I 677, aF, weight 23.822 g, maximum diameter 31.2 mm, die axis 45o, uncertain mint, c. 169 - 80 B.C.; obverse laureate head of bearded Janus, I (mark of value) above; reverse prow right, Victory flying right holding wreath and LFP monogram (obscured) above, I (mark of value) before, ROMA below; rare; $150.00 SALE PRICE $135.00
Roman Republic, L. Valerius Flaccus, 108 - 107 B.C.
Mars and the apex recall that the moneyer's father held the office of Flamen Martialis. Crawford concludes the office of moneyer may have been consider a career substitute for aedileship and the grain on the reverse advertises the moneyer would have distributed grain had he been elected Aedile. -- Roman Republican Coinage by Michael H. Crawford
RR90734. Silver denarius, SRCV I 183, Sydenham 565, Crawford 306/1, RSC I Valeria 11, VF, centered, toned, weak centers, weight 3.834 g, maximum diameter 19.0 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 108 - 107 B.C.; obverse winged and draped bust of Victory right, X below chin; reverse LVALERI / FLACCI (downward on left), Mars walking left, spear in right hand, trophy in left over shoulder, apex left, head of grain behind; $150.00 SALE PRICE $135.00
Roman Republic, M. Herennius, 108 - 107 B.C.
The Cantanaean brothers, Amphinomus and Anapias, saved their parents after an eruption of Mt. Etna, carrying them on their shoulders to safety. This moneyer had some connection to Sicily.
RR66895. Silver denarius, RSC IHerennia 1, Sydenham 567, Crawford 308/1a, BMCRE 1231 var (•A), SRCV I 185, VF, weight 3.742 g, maximum diameter 18.0 mm, die axis 45o, Rome mint, 108 - 107 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Pietas right, PIETAS (TA ligate) behind, A (control letter) below chin; reverse Amphinomus running right bearing his father on his shoulders, M HERENNI (HE ligate) left; $140.00 SALE PRICE $126.00
Roman Republic, L. Flaminius Chilo, 109 - 108 B.C.
Spartacus, the Roman slave and rebel leader was born in 109 B.C. He died in 71 B.C.
RR90435. Silver denarius, SRCV I 179, RSC IFlaminia 1, Crawford 302/1, VF, porous, weight 3.690 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, obverseROMA, helmeted head of Roma right, X below chin; reverse L FLAMINI CILO, Victory in biga right, holding wreath; $140.00 SALE PRICE $126.00
Roman Republic, C. Servilius M.f., c. 136 B.C.
The Dioscuri, the twins Castor and Pollux, most frequently appear on coins of the Roman Republic as horsemen galloping, with couched lances, and stars above their pilei. Their mother was Leda, the queen of Sparta. Castor was the mortal son of Tyndareus, her husband, the king of Sparta. Pollux was the divine son of Zeus, who seduced Leda in the guise of a swan. When Castor was killed, Pollux asked Zeus to let him share his own immortality with his twin to keep them together, and they were transformed into the constellation Gemini. The pair were regarded as the patrons of sailors, to whom they appeared as St. Elmo's fire, and were also associated with horsemanship. In Rome, their festival was celebrated on the 28th of January.
RR71949. Silver denarius, Crawford 239/1, Sydenham 525, RSC IServilia 1, BMCRR Italy 540, SRCV I 116, aVF, nice style, well centered, toned, a few marks, weight 3.659 g, maximum diameter 20.5 mm, die axis 225o, Rome mint, c. 136 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Roma right, wreath and X behind, ROMA below; reverse the Dioscuri riding in opposite directions, heads turned confronting, each with star above his head and holding a spear, C•SERVEILI•M•F in exergue; from the Andrew McCabe collection, ex Roma Numismatics e-auction 19, lot 551; $140.00 SALE PRICE $126.00
Dyrrhachion, Illyria, Greece, Roman Protectorate, 229 - 30 B.C.
After the decisive defeat of the Illyrians to Rome in 229 B.C., the new Roman rulers renamed the city. The original name, Epidamnos, was similar to the Latin word damnum, meaning "loss" or "harm." Dyrrhachion is Greek for "bad spine" or "difficult ridge," probably referring to imposing cliffs near the city.
GS68005. Silver drachm, Ceka 282; Maier 367; SNG Cop 491; SNG München 429; SNG Leipzig 668; BMC Thessaly p. 73, 119 - 120, VF, weight 3.386 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 90o, Dyrrhachium mint, Euktemon and Phaniskos, 229 - 100 B.C.; obverse KTHTOΣ, cow standing right, looking back at her suckling calf, head of Isis above, grain above cluster of grapes right; reverse ∆YP − ΦA−NIΣ−KOY, double linear bordered square divided into two compartments with a stellate pattern in each; scarce; $125.00 SALE PRICE $113.00
Roman Republic, L. Memmius, 109 - 108 B.C.
Crawford notes that this moneyer may have traveled to Egypt and the unusual depiction of the Dioscuri may have been based on Egyptian artwork. -- Roman Republican Coinage by Michael H. Crawford
RR90335. Silver denarius, SRCV I 181, Crawford 304/1, Sydenham 558, RSC IMemmia 1, aVF, weight 3.567 g, maximum diameter 20.2 mm, die axis 315o, Rome mint, 109 - 108 B.C.; obverse young male head right wreathed with oak, X (XVI ligature) below chin; reverseDioscuri standing facing between their horses, each holding spear, L MEMMI in exergue; ex Frascatius; $125.00 SALE PRICE $113.00
Roman Republic, Mn. Aemilius Lepidus, 114 - 113 B.C.
The triple-arch probably represents the Aqua Marcia, an aqueduct begun by M. Aemilius Lepidus and M. Fulvius Nobilior as Censors in 179 B.C.
RR90750. Silver denarius, SRCV I 168, Crawford 291/1, Sydenham 554, RSC IAemilia 7, BMC Italy 590, F, weight 3.591 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 114 - 113 B.C.; obverse laureate and draped bust of Roma right, ROMA (MA ligate) before, X (XVI ligature) behind; reverse MN·AEMILIO (MN ligate), horseman holding vertical spear (equestrian statue) right, on triple-arch containing L-E-P; $125.00 SALE PRICE $113.00
Roman Republic, Anonymous, c. 135 - 100 B.C.
RR72284. Copper quadrans, McCabe Anonymous group L1.Qd.1, BMCRR I Rome 1196, F, weight 1.878 g, maximum diameter 16.5 mm, die axis 135o, Rome mint, c. 135 - 100 B.C.; obverse head of Hercules right, wearing Nemean Lion scalp headdress, three pellets behind; reverse prow of galley right, three pellets before, ROMA below; $125.00 SALE PRICE $113.00
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