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Roman Republic, 99 - 50 B.C.

Roman Republic, C. Vibius C.F. Pansa, 90 B.C.

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This type is engraved with significant variation in style. Apollo on the obverse of this coin is the larger-sized head with long scattered locks of hair.
RR79559. Silver denarius, BMCRR Rome 2257 (same control), RSC I Vibia 2, Sydenham 684, Crawford 342/5b, SRCV I 242, gF, centered, scratch in obverse right file, light marks, weight 3.717 g, maximum diameter 20.3 mm, die axis 270o, Rome mint, c. 90 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right, PANSA behind, lion running right (control symbol) below chin; reverse Minerva in a quadriga right, trophy over shoulder in right, spear and reins in left, CVIBIVSCF in exergue; $130.00 (115.70)


Roman Republic, C. Vibius C.F. Pansa, 90 B.C.

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This type is engraved with significant variation in style. Apollo on the obverse of this coin is the smaller well-modeled type.
RR79569. Silver denarius, BMCRR Rome 2278 (same control), RSC I Vibia 1, Sydenham 684, Crawford 342/5b, SRCV I 242, weight 4.006 g, maximum diameter 17.3 mm, Rome mint, c. 90 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right, PANSA behind, wing (control symbol) below chin; reverse Minerva in a quadriga right, trophy over shoulder in right, spear and reins in left, CVIBIVSCF in exergue; ex John Jencek; $160.00 (142.40)


Roman Republic, T. Cloulius (or Cloelius), 98 B.C.

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The reverse 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. Cloelius, a Marian faction partisan, struck as quaestor. Crawford believes this issue financed settlement of Marius' veterans, partly in Cisalpine Gaul. -- Roman Republican Coinage by Michael H. Crawford
RR79931. Silver quinarius, BMCRR Rome 1111 (also I), Sydenham 586b, Crawford 332/1c, RSC I Cloulia 2b, SRCV I 212, F, scratch on obverse, weight 1.904 g, maximum diameter 15.9 mm, die axis 90o, Rome mint, 98 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Jupiter right, pellet over I (control symbol) before neck; reverse Victory right palm in left over shoulder, crowning trophy with wreath in right, seated Gaulish captive at base of trophy, TCLOVLI (VL ligate) downward in center, Q in exergue; $125.00 (111.25)


Roman Republic, Cn. Cornelius Lentulus, 88 B.C.

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This type probably commemorated the victories of M. Claudius M.f. M.n. Marcellus over Hannibal in the second Punic War and the capture of Syracuse in 212 B.C.
RR79923. Silver quinarius, SRCV I 255, Sydenham 703, Crawford 345/2, RSC I Cornelia 51, aVF, die wear, weight 2.024 g, maximum diameter 14.5 mm, die axis 270o, Rome mint, 88 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Jupiter right; reverse Victory standing right crowning trophy with wreath, CN LENT (NT ligate) in exergue; $140.00 (124.60)


Roman Republic, C. Servilius C.f., 57 B.C.

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Interesting issue combining a Flora (goddess of the spring and flowers, associated with the Floralia festival) obverse with a military reverse. It is worth noting that the soldiers are in a rather relaxed pose and they do not seem to be ready to fight. However, the type has a rare variant on which they are crossing their swords.
RR79927. Silver denarius, SRCV I 380, Crawford 423/1, Sydenham 890, RSC I Servilia 15, gVF, attractive style, attractive dark tone, reverse 1/4 off center, weight 3.517 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, die axis 90o, Rome mint, 57 B.C. (Berk 52 B.C.); obverse FLORAL PRIMVS (AL and MV in monograms) downward on right, head of Flora right, wreathed with flowers, lituus behind; reverse two soldiers, facing each other, each holds a shield and a short sword upward, hilts touching, shield on right decorated with a star, CF upward lower right, CSEREIL in exergue; ex Dr. Busso Peus Nachfolger e-auction 1, lot 116; scarce; $220.00 (195.80)


Roman Republic, L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus, 62 B.C.

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At the end of the Third Macedonian War (171 - 168 B.C.), King Perseus of Macedonia was decisively defeated by Rome at the Battle of Pydna. He surrendered to general Lucius 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 Macedonia.
RR79627. Silver denarius, RSC I Aemilia 10, Crawford 415/1, Sydenham 926, SRCV I 366, F, banker's mark, porous, slightly off center, weight 3.611 g, maximum diameter 20.9 mm, Rome mint, 62 B.C.; obverse PAVLLVS LEPIDVS CONCORDIA, veiled and diademed head of Concordia right; reverse TER PAVLLVS, Paullus on right, standing left, togate, touching trophy in center; on the left, three standing bound captives: King Perseus of Macedonia, his half-brother, and his son; $120.00 (106.80)


Roman Republic, Q. Cassius Longinus, 55 B.C.

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Quintus Cassius Longinus was a governor in Hispania for Caesar. Cassius was one of the tresviri monetales of the Roman mint in 55 B.C. He served as a quaestor of Pompey in Hispania Ulterior in 54 B.C.
RR77560. Silver denarius, SRCV I 391, Sydenham 916, Crawford 428/3, BMCRR 3868, RSC I Cassia 7, F, attractive style, well centered, weight 3.502 g, maximum diameter 19.34 mm, die axis 135o, Rome mint, c. 55 B.C.; obverse young male head (Bonus Eventus or the Genius of the Roman People) right, scepter across shoulder; reverse eagle standing right on thunderbolt between jug and lituus, QCASSIVS below; $200.00 (178.00)


Roman Republic, M. Porcius Cato, 89 B.C.

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The seated figure on the reverse is presumably Victoria Virgo, whose shrine was built by Cato Censorious. -- Roman Republican Coinage by Michael H. Crawford
SH79743. Silver quinarius, BMCRR Italy 577 ff. (various symbols), Sydenham 597c, RSC I Porcia 7, Crawford 343/2b, SRCV I 248, F, centered, toned, banker's marks, weight 1.993 g, maximum diameter 14.6 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 89 B.C.; obverse head of young Bacchus or Liber right wreathed with ivy, M CATO (AT in monogram) downward behind, obscure control symbol below; reverse Victory seated right holding patera, VICTRIX (TR in monogram) in exergue; $85.00 (75.65)


Roman Republic, Ti. Claudius Ti. f. Ap.n. Nero, 79 B.C.

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The S C on the obverse stands for Senatus Consulto. This issue was authorized by Senate decree, most likely to pay for the extensive military operations during the dictator ship of Sulla. The obverse refers to the Sabine origin of the Claudius Gens. The control numbers run all the way to CLXX.
RR79744. Silver denarius serratus, SRCV I 310, Crawford 383/1, Sydenham 770a, RSC I Claudia 6, VF, toned, encrustations, weight 4.110 g, maximum diameter 18.6 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 79 B.C.; obverse diademed and draped bust of Diana, bow and quiver over shoulder, SC before; reverse Victory in a biga right, raising wreath in right, palm and reins in left, ALX[?] (control number) below, TICLAVDTIF / AP N (VD and AP in monogram) in exergue; $90.00 (80.10) ON RESERVE


Roman Republic, L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus, 89 B.C.

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The reverse refers to the rape of the Sabines. This moneyer traced his descent form the Sabines and perhaps from King Tatius himself. -- Roman Silver Coins edited by David R. Sear and Robert Loosley
RR77760. Silver denarius, Crawford 344/1a, Sydenham 698, RSC I Tituria 1, BMCRR I Rome 2322, SRCV I 249, F, uneven strike, porous, scratches, flan crack, weight 3.770 g, maximum diameter 19.5 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 89 B.C; obverse bare head of Sabine King Tatius right, SABIN downward behind, TA (Tatius) monogram before; reverse two Roman soldiers running left, each bearing a Sabine woman in his arms, LTITVRI in exergue; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren, ex M & R Coins; $135.00 (120.15)










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Roman Republic Coins of 99-50 B.C.