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Roman Republic 150 - 100 B.C.


Sicily, Syracuse, Roman Rule, 2nd Century B.C.
Click for a larger photo At the time of listing, we were unable to find another example of this rare type online.
GB72272. Bronze tetras, BMC Sicily p. 228, 711; SNG ANS 1095; SNG Cop 896; SGCV I 1232; SNG München -; HGC 2 -, Fine/Fair, weight 4.988 g, maximum diameter 16.8 mm, die axis 0o, Syracuse mint, 2nd Century B.C.; obverse bust of Demeter right, wearing veil over wreath of barley; reverse ΣYPA−KOΣ−IΩN, two crossed flaming long torches; extremely rare; $200.00 (€150.00)

Roman Republic, M. Herennius, 108 - 107 B.C.
Click for a larger photo 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 I Herennia 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; $160.00 (€120.00)

Roman Republic, L. Antestius Gragulus, 136 B.C.
Click for a larger photo In 136 B.C., Confucianism was adopted as the state religion in China by the emperor Wu Di.
RR69080. Bronze quadrans, Crawford 238/3e, Sydenham 452d, SRCV I 1142, VF, weight 3.873 g, maximum diameter 17.8 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 136 B.C.; obverse head of Hercules right, in Nemean Lion's scalp headdress, three pellets behind; reverse prow of galley right, L·ANTES (NTE ligate) above, three pellets before, ROMA below; from the Andrew McCabe Collection, ex NAC 61 (Oct 2011), lot 979, ex CNG sale 45 (1998), lot 1536; very rare; $155.00 (€116.25)

Roman Republic, Ti. Minucius c.f. Augurinus, 134 B.C.
Click for a larger photo 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 semis, Crawford 243/2, Sydenham 495 (R4), SRCV I 870, F, some corrosion, weight 7.740 g, maximum diameter 22.1 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 134 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Saturn right, S (mark of value) behind; reverse galley prow right, lituus over TI·AVGVR above, S (mark of value) on right, ROMA below; from the Andrew McCabe Collection .; rare; $155.00 (€116.25)

Roman Republic, M. Acilius M.f., 130 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Only one example in Paris, none in the British Museum, none on Coin Archives.
RR69099. Bronze triens, Crawford 255/3, Sydenham 512a, BMCRR - (p. 170 existence of triens noted), SRCV I 1017, F, corrosion, weight 5.145 g, maximum diameter 19.7 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 130 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Minerva right, four pellets (mark of value) behind; reverse prow of galley right, M.ACILI (MA ligate) above, four pellets (mark of value) before, ROMA below; from the Andrew McCabe Collection; extremely rare; $155.00 (€116.25)

Roman Republic, L. Valerius Flaccus, 108 - 107 B.C.
Click for a larger photo 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 (€112.50)

Roman Republic, C. Minucius Augurinus, 135 B.C.
Click for a larger photo In 135 B.C., the First Servile War began. After the Second Punic war, an over-abundance of slaves caused them to be ill-fed by their masters, and they soon began to provide for themselves by robbery. Several decades of increasing tension finally broke out into war. The rebel leader was Eunus, a slave whose master had hired him out as a magician for parties. Eunus would humorously tell his audiences that he was a prophet, that someday he would be king, the classes would be reversed, and aristocrats would killed or enslaved - except for those that tipped him for the show. During the revolt he did spare the lives of at least some aristocrats who had tipped him. The war lasted until 132 B.C. Eunus was captured, but he died before he could be punished. This was the first of three slave revolts against the Roman Republic; the last and the most famous was led by Spartacus.
RR69085. Bronze quadrans, Crawford 243/4, Sydenham 495b, BMCRR Rome 956, SRCV I 1148, VF, small flan, weight 4.810 g, maximum diameter 19.5 mm, die axis 90o, Rome mint, 135 B.C.; obverse head of Hercules right, in Nemean Lion's scalp headdress, three pellets behind; reverse prow of galley right, C•AVG above, three pellets before, ROMA below; scarce; $135.00 (€101.25)

Dyrrhachion, Illyria, Greece, Roman Protectorate, 229 - 30 B.C.
Click for a larger photo 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 (€93.75)

Roman Republic, L. Memmius, 109 - 108 B.C.
Click for a larger photo 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 I Memmia 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; reverse Dioscuri standing facing between their horses, each holding spear, L MEMMI in exergue; ex Frascatius; $125.00 (€93.75)

Roman Republic, Mn. Aemilius Lepidus, 114 - 113 B.C.
Click for a larger photo 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 I Aemilia 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 (€93.75)



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Roman Republic Coins of 150-100 B.C.