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.RR74514. Silver
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 (€246.40)
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. RR74535. Silver
Roman Republic, L. Licinius Crassus, Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus and L. Cosconius, 118 B.C.
The commemorates the in Gaul of Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus over the Allobroges and Bituitus, of the Averni. 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 was plebeian and the moneyer is known only from his coins.
RR75819. Silver , 282/2, 521, 1, I Rome 1195, 158, gVF, lightly , both sides off center but devices near entirely on , 3.910 g, maximum 20.5 mm, 90o, Gaul, Narbo mint, 118 B.C.; of right in winged helmet, L· COSCO· M· F around, X behind; naked Gallic warrior in right with , spear and , L·LIC·CN·DOM in ; from the Andrew McCabe Collection; ; $250.00 (€220.00)
Roman Republic, C. C.f. Flaccus, 140 B.C.
The X behind was used on early to indicated a value of 10 . In 141 B.C. the was revalued at 16 and the mark was changed to XVI. This issue returned to the use of X as a mark, however, it no longer indicated a value of 10 ; it was simply the traditional mark of a . Later issues would return to indicating the with XVI, but the numeral would be in (
RR75822. Silver , 104, 228/2, 440, Valeria 7, gVF, light , 3.720 g, maximum 19.4 mm, 90o, Rome mint, 140 B.C.; of right in winged helmet, X behind; in a right FLAC above C·VAL·C·F (VAL in ) below, in ; from the Andrew McCabe Collection; $150.00 (€132.00)
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 (€118.80)
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 (€110.00)
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, 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 , 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 , 869, 464, 242/2, 955, aF, rough, 8.377 g, maximum 21.8 mm, 90o, Rome mint, c. 135 B.C.; laureate of Saturn right, S (mark of value) behind; prow of galley right, C·AVG above, S (mark of value) on right, below; $90.00 (€79.20)
Roman Republic, Q. Curtius and M. Junius Silanus, 116 or 115 B.C.
In 116 B.C., Gaius was narrowly elected as 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 in Rome.RR72976. Silver , 162, 285/2, 537, 2, F, , 3.383 g, maximum 20.0 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 116 or 115 B.C.; of right in winged helmet, X behind, Q·CVRT before; Jupiter in a right, hurling thunderbolt with right, in left, horses rearing, M SILA (LA ) below, in ; $90.00 (€79.20)
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