Roman Republic, Mn. Aemilius Lepidus, 114 - 113 B.C.
Roman Republic 150 - 100 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.RR74514. Silver denarius, SRCV I 168, Crawford 291/1, Sydenham 554, RSC I Aemilia 7, BMC Italy 590, Choice VF, toned, porosity, weight 3.468 g, maximum diameter 19.3 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 in monogram), horseman holding vertical spear (equestrian statue) right, on triple-arch containing L-E-P; $400.00 SALE PRICE $360.00 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.RR75244. Silver denarius, RSC I Coelia 3, Crawford 318/1b, Sydenham 582a, SRCV I 196 var (noted), Choice VF, fantastic style, excellent centering, nice old cabinet toning, a few scratches, weight 3.948 g, maximum diameter 17.8 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 104 B.C.; obverse head of Roma left in winged helmet; reverse Victory in a biga left holding reins in both hands, CALD below, Q and three pellets (control mark) in exergue;
$280.00 SALE PRICE $252.00 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. CrawfordRR74535. Silver denarius, SRCV I 181, Crawford 304/1, Sydenham 558, RSC I Memmia 1, VF, attractive style and toning, weight 3.884 g, maximum diameter 19.0 mm, die axis 180o, 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; $250.00 SALE PRICE $225.00 Roman Republic, L. Licinius Crassus, Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus and L. Cosconius, 118 B.C.
The reverse commemorates the victory in Gaul of Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus over the Allobroges and Bituitus, King of the Averni. King Bituitus was taken prisoner and in the triumph of Fabius at Rome he was displayed in his chariot of silver. Minted at the newly-founded city of Narbo, the first Roman colony in Gaul. The Cosconia gens was plebeian and the moneyer is known only from his coins.
RR75819. Silver denarius serratus, Crawford 282/2, Sydenham 521, RSC I Cosconia 1, BMCRR I Rome 1195, SRCV I 158, gVF, lightly toned, both sides off center but devices near entirely on flan, weight 3.910 g, maximum diameter 20.5 mm, die axis 90o, Gaul, Narbo mint, 118 B.C.; obverse head of Roma right in winged helmet, L∑ COSCO∑ M∑ F around, X behind; reverse naked Gallic warrior in biga right with shield, spear and carnyx, L∑LIC∑CN∑DOM in exergue; from the Andrew McCabe Collection; rare;
$225.00 SALE PRICE $203.00 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, Russo RBW 641 (same obverse die), Crawford 144/1, Sydenham 300, Babelon Furia 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;
$135.00 SALE PRICE $122.00 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 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. CrawfordRR90335. 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; $110.00 SALE PRICE $99.00 Apollonia, Illyria, Greece, Roman Protectorate, 229 - 30 B.C.
This type circulated alongside, and presumably at parity with, Roman Republican denarii.
GS76481. Silver drachm, SNG MŁnchen 300; SNG Cop 394; BMC Thessaly p. 58, 39; Maier 99; Ceka 91, VF, some die wear, weight 3.053 g, maximum diameter 17.3 mm, die axis 180o, Apollonia mint, magistrates Xenokles & Chairenos, c. 200 - 80 B.C.; obverse ΞENOKΛHΣ, cow left, suckling calf right; reverse AΠOΛ − XAI−PH−NOΣ, double stellate pattern within double linear square with sides curved inward; ex Forum (2007); rare;
$95.00 SALE PRICE $85.50 Roman Republic, C. Minucius Augurinus, c. 135 B.C.
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.RR66996. Bronze semis, SRCV I 869, Sydenham 464, Crawford 242/2, BMCRR 955, aF, rough, weight 8.377 g, maximum diameter 21.8 mm, die axis 90o, Rome mint, c. 135 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Saturn right, S (mark of value) behind; reverse prow of galley right, C∑AVG above, S (mark of value) on right, ROMA below;
$90.00 SALE PRICE $81.00 Roman Republic, Q. Curtius and M. Junius Silanus, 116 or 115 B.C.
In 116 B.C., Gaius Marius was narrowly elected as praetor for the following year and then promptly accused of ambitus (electoral corruption). He barely won acquittal on the charge. In 115 B.C., he spent an uneventful year as praetor in Rome.RR72976. Silver denarius, SRCV I 162, Crawford 285/2, Sydenham 537, RSC I Curtia 2, F, toned, weight 3.383 g, maximum diameter 20.0 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 116 or 115 B.C.; obverse head of Roma right in winged helmet, X behind, Q∑CVRT before; reverse Jupiter in a quadriga right, hurling thunderbolt with right, scepter in left, horses rearing, M SILA (LA ligate) below, ROMA in exergue;
$90.00 SALE PRICE $81.00
Catalog current as of Thursday, November 26, 2015.
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