Roman Republic, Mn. Aemilius , 114 - 113 B.C.
The triple-arch probably represents the Aqua , an aqueduct begun by M. Aemilius and M. Fulvius Nobilior as Censors in 179 B.C.
Roman Republic, Q. Minucius M.f. Thermus, 103 B.C.
The refers to the moneyer's ancestor, Q. Minucius Q. f. L. n. Thermus, consul in 193 B.C., who distinguished himself by his bravery against the Ligurians.
RR75242. Silver , 197, 592, 319/1, 19, Italy 653, VF, attractive , nice , , 3.928 g, maximum 18.4 mm, 15o, Rome mint, 103 B.C.; helmeted of left; Roman soldier fighting a barbarian, fallen soldier in center below, each holding a sword and , Q•TERM•MF in ; $350.00 (€304.50)
Roman Republic, C. Coelius Caldus, 104 B.C.
In 104 B.C., the Republic was in a state of emergency. The Cimbri had just dealt Rome its most severe defeat since Cannae; two armies were destroyed. Italy was nearly defenseless. The consul Gaius asked Nicomedes III of to provide troops. Nicomedes III turned down the request declaring, "All those eligible for military service in my kingdom have been robbed by the Roman tax-farmers and sold into slavery." In response, about 800 Italian slaves in were freed. Non-Italians slaves incorrectly believed they had also been freed. When ordered back to servitude, these slaves amassed an army 2,000 cavalry and 20,000 infantry. The revolt, the Second Servile War, lasted until 100 B.C., caused famine in Rome, and was defeated only after great effort. It was the second of a series of three slave revolts in the Roman Republic.
RR75244. Silver , 3, 318/1b, 582a, 196 var (noted), VF, fantastic , excellent centering, nice old cabinet , a few scratches, 3.948 g, maximum 17.8 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 104 B.C.; of left in winged helmet; in a left holding reins in both , CALD below, Q and three pellets (control mark) in ; $280.00 (€243.60)
Roman Republic, L. Memmius, 109 - 108 B.C.
notes that this moneyer may have traveled to and the unusual depiction of the may have been based on Egyptian artwork. -- Roman Republican Coinage by Michael H.
Roman Republic, L. Furius Philus, c. 189 - 180 B.C.
In 188 B.C., through the Treaty of , the Seleucid , Antiochus III, surrendered all his Greek and Anatolian possessions as far east as the 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 until Rome takes full control.
RR65633. Bronze as, 641 (same die), 144/1, 300, 1, I Rome 540, 677, aF, 23.822 g, maximum 31.2 mm, 45o, uncertain mint, c. 169 - 80 B.C.; laureate of bearded , I (mark of value) above; prow right, flying right holding wreath and LFP (obscured) above, I (mark of value) before, below; ; $135.00 (€117.45)
Roman Republic, Anonymous, c. 135 - 100 B.C.
RR72284. Copper , group L1.Qd.1, I Rome 1196, F, 1.878 g, maximum 16.5 mm, 135o, Rome mint, c. 135 - 100 B.C.; of right, wearing scalp headdress, three pellets behind; prow of galley right, three pellets before, below; $125.00 (€108.75)
Roman Republic, L. Marcius Philippus, 113 - 112 B.C.
The moneyer, L. Marcius Philippus, became consul in 91 B.C. In that year, Livius , a tribune of the plebs, with senate support, proposed laws for the distribution of grain, assignment of public land, and founding colonies in Italy and . Philippus, in conflict with the senate, vigorously opposed the tribune. Philippus declared in the senate that he could no longer carry on the government with such a body, and that there was need of a new senate. L. Licinius Crassus responded that that man could not be his consul who refused to recognize him as senator. Violence spilled out into the . After Philippus was bloodied, dragged away by the throat and imprisoned, successfully passed his laws in the assemblies. Philippus later reconciled with the senate and, as an , convinced the senate to declare the laws of and void because they were carried against the auspices. Nothing else is recorded of his consulship, except that he recommended the senate to lay claim to , in consequence of its having been left to them by the will of Alexander.RR71972. Bronze , 293/2, 552, II Italy 535, 13, 1133, 1185, gF, corrosion, 6.918 g, maximum 20.2 mm, 90o, Rome mint, 113 - 112 B.C.; of right clad in scalp headdress, three pellets (mark of value) behind, L PHILIPPVS upwards before; galley prow right, cock standing right on deck above, three pellets (mark of value) before, below; from the Andrew McCabe Collection; ex Numismatics e-auction 8, lot 523; ex ArtCoins auction 4, lot 824; ; $115.00 (€100.05)
Roman Republic, L. Memmius, 109 - 108 B.C.
notes that this moneyer may have traveled to and the unusual depiction of the may have been based on Egyptian artwork. -- Roman Republican Coinage by Michael H. RR90335. Silver
Roman Republic, M. Atilius Saranus, 148 B.C.
In Roman mythology, (or Ianus) was the god of gates, doors, doorways, and of beginnings and endings. is believed to be one of the few major deities in Roman mythology that does not have a Greek origin or counterpart.RR71952. Bronze as, 214/2a, 399, I Rome 692, 727, gF, 28.832 g, maximum 33.6 mm, 90o, Rome mint, 148 B.C.; laureate of bearded , I (mark of value) above; galley prow right, M•ATILI above, I (mark of value) right, below; from the Andrew McCabe Collection, ex Numismatics e-auction 10, 547; $110.00 (€95.70)
Roman Republic, Ti. Minucius c.f. Augurinus, 134 B.C.
Saturn was an ancient Roman god of fertility, especially of agriculture and usually carries a sickle as his symbol. Saturday is named for Saturn. Romans celebrated the Feast of Saturnalia at the Winter Solstice. Homes were decorated with greenery. Friends visited and exchanged gifts. Slaves and masters ate at the same table. War and executions were postponed. Aspects of Saturnalia survive today in Christmas celebrations and carnival festivals around the world. RR69081. Bronze , 243/2, 495 (R4), 870, F, some corrosion, 7.740 g, maximum 22.1 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 134 B.C.; laureate of Saturn right, S (mark of value) behind; galley prow right, over TI· above, S (mark of value) on right, below; from the Andrew McCabe Collection; ; $105.00 (€91.35)
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