Sear notes the moneyer may be a Domitius Ahenobarbus or a Domitius Calvinus. -- Roman Coins and Their Values by David R. Sear
RR50618. Silver denarius, SRCV I 137, Crawford 261/1, Sydenham 514, RSC IDomitia 14, gF, weight 3.871 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 270o, Rome mint, 128 B.C.; obverse head of Roma right in winged helmet, stalk of grain behind, X (XVI ligature) below chin; reverseROMA, Victory in a biga right, man attacking lion below, CN DOM in exergue; $135.00 (€103.95)
Antoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.
This interesting type commemorates the restoration of the temple of Divus Augustus and Livia.
RS52312. Silver denarius, RIC III 143, RSC II 809, VF, weight 3.321 g, maximum diameter 16.7 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 158 - 159 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right; reverse TEMPLVM DIV AVG REST COS IIII, statues of Divus Augustus and Livia seated in an octastyle temple, two statues in front of the outer columns, statue on pediment, two others and a quadriga on roof; small flan; $130.00 (€100.10)
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 Marius asked King Nicomedes III of Bithynia 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 Sicily 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.
RR54725. Silver denarius, RSC ICoelia 3, Crawford 318/1b, Sydenham 582a, SRCV I 196 var (noted), VF, weight 3.913 g, maximum diameter 20.1 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 104 B.C.; obverse head of Roma left in winged helmet; reverseVictory in a biga left holding reins in both hands, CALD below, I• (control mark) in exergue; $130.00 (€100.10)
Roman Republic, C. Licinius L.f. Macer, 84 B.C.
This moneyer wrote a history of Rome in sixteen volumes. He served as praetor in 68 B.C. and committed suicide after he was accused of extortion.
RR63820. Silver denarius, SRCV I 274, RSC ILicinia 16, Crawford 354/1, Sydenham 732, aVF, weight 3.659 g, maximum diameter 20.4 mm, die axis 270o, Rome mint, 84 B.C.; obverse diademed and cloaked bust of Apollo left, from behind, brandishing thunderbolt; reverseMinerva in quadriga right, holding spear and shield, C•LICINIVS•L•F / MACERin ex; nice style; $130.00 (€100.10)
Roman Republic, M. Porcius Laeca, 125 B.C.
This moneyer was a descendant of P. Porcius Laeca, praetor in 195 B.C., who proposed and carried the Lex Porcia de Provocatione. This granted Roman citizens residing outside the city the right to appeal rulings of military magistrates.
RR63819. Silver denarius, SRCV 146, Sydenham 513, Crawford 270/1, RSC IPorcia 3, gVF, weight 3.768 g, maximum diameter 18.3 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, obverse head of Roma right in winged helmet, X below chin, LAECA behind; reverseLibertas, holding rod and pileus, in galloping quadriga right, Victory flying above, M•PORC below, ROMAin ex; attractive dark toning, slightly irregular flan; $130.00 (€100.10)
Roman Republic, M. Marcius Mn. F., 134 B.C.
In 134 B.C., Scipio Aemilianus took command in Hispania to finish what lesser generals had failed to do. He recruited 20,000 soldiers and 40,000 allies, including Numidian cavalry under Jugurtha. He constructed a circumvallation around Numantia with seven towers from which his archers could shoot into the city and put chains across a river where it entered and exited. The city refused to surrender and starvation set in. Cannibalism and suicides of whole families ensued. The remnant population finally surrendered only after setting their city on fire. Late in the summer of 133 Scipio leveled the ruins.
RR59048. Silver denarius, SRCV I 122, Crawford 245/1, Sydenham 500, RSC IMarcia 8, VF, weight 3.725 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 134 B.C.; obverse head of Roma right in winged helmet, modius behind, X (XVI ligature) below chin; reverseVictory in a biga right, whip in right, reigns in left, M M-AR-C (MAR ligate) over RO-MA below, both divided by two heads of grain; $125.00 (€96.25)
Roman Republic, C. Claudius Pulcher, 110 - 109 B.C.
In 110 B.C., Jugurtha, the king of Numidia, defeated a Roman army under Aulus Postumius Albinus. In 109 B.C., the Cimbri and Teutones defeated a Roman army under the consul Marcus Junius Silanus near the Rhone River. Rome's ultimate success in building an empire was due in large part to a remarkable ability to suffer numerous horrific losses and fight again another day.
RR59051. Silver denarius, SRCV I 177, RSC IClaudia 1, Sydenham 569, Crawford 300/1, VF, weight 3.892 g, maximum diameter 18.3 mm, die axis 270o, Rome mint, 110 - 109 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Roma right; reverseVictory in biga right, C PVLCHER in ex; $125.00 (€96.25)
Roman Republic, L. Antestius Gragulus, 136 B.C.
This was the first type to use the X value mark (= XVI = 16 ases).
RR59062. Silver denarius, SRCV I 115, Crawford 238/1, Sydenham 451, RSC IAntestia 9, VF, weight 3.773 g, maximum diameter 19.4 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 136 B.C.; obverse GRAG, helmeted head of Roma right, X below chin; reverse Jupiter in quadriga right, thunderbolt in right, scepter and reins in left, L•AES below, ROMAin ex; $125.00 (€96.25)
Roman Republic, C. Vibius C.F. Pansa, 90 B.C.
This type is engraved with significant variation in style. Apollo on the obverse of this coin is the smaller well-modelled type.
RR59065. Silver denarius, RSC IVibia 1, Sydenham 684, Crawford 342/5b, SRCV I 242, VF, weight 3.811 g, maximum diameter 19.5 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, c. 90 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right, PANSA behind, anchor (control symbol) below chin; reverseMinerva in a quadriga right, trophy over shoulder in right, spear and reins in left, C•VIBIVS•CF• in exergue; $125.00 (€96.25)
Roman Republic, C. Vibius C.F. Pansa, 90 B.C.
This type is engraved with significant variation in style. Apollo on the obverse of this coin is the medium-sized head with hair in a knot behind.
RR59080. Silver denarius, RSC IVibia 2d, Sydenham 684, Crawford 342/5b, SRCV I 242, VF, weight 3.838 g, maximum diameter 19.5 mm, die axis 90o, Rome mint, c. 90 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right, PANSA behind, uncertain object (control symbol) below chin; reverseMinerva in a quadriga right, trophy over shoulder in right, spear and reins in left, C•VIBIVS•C•F• in exergue; $125.00 (€96.25)