Katane, , c. 186 - 70 B.C.
For rescuing their aged parents from an eruption of Mt. Etna, the Romans idolized the Katanean brothers as the embodiment of the Roman virtue .GI75646. Bronze AE 21, III p. 98, 10; 1285; 196; 454; p. 52, 72; 626 (R2), aVF, weak center, porous, 6.881 g, maximum 21.0 mm, 180o, Katane (Catania, ) mint, Roman rule, c. 186 - 70 B.C.; of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath, ΛAΣIO (magistrate) above, (ΩΣI?) behind; KATANΩN, the Katanean brothers, Amphinomos and Anapias, carrying their aged parents, saving them from an eruption of Mt. Etna; ex CNG; very ; $150.00 (€132.00)
Roman Republic, Anonymous (1st Corn-Ear Series), c. 214 - 212 B.C.
In 214 B.C., during the Second Punic War, Roman legions under Sempronius Gracchus defeated Hanno's Carthaginian forces, near modern Benevento at the Battle of Beneventum. The Roman denied Hannibal needed reinforcements.RR75659. Bronze , 72/6, 195b, Italy 77, 309, 917, VF, 13.948 g, maximum 27.2 mm, 180o, Sicilian mint, c. 214 - 212 B.C.; helmeted of right, four pellets behind; prow of galley right, of grain right over above, four pellets below; ; $110.00 (€96.80)
, , Roman Rule, c. 212 - 133 B.C.
Overcoming formidable resistance and the ingenious devices of Archimedes, the Roman General Marcellus took in the summer of 212 B.C. Archimedes was killed during the attack. The plundered artworks taken back to Rome from lit the initial spark of Greek influence on Roman culture.GB65634. Bronze AE 23, II p. 429, 231; 911; 1092, aVF, 9.175 g, maximum 22.9 mm, 0o, mint, Roman rule, c. 212 - 133 B.C.; of Kore right, wreathed in stalks of grain; ΣYPAKOΣIΩN, Demeter standing left, torch in right, in left; $80.00 (€70.40)
2 Coins From Arpi, , Italy, c. 275 - 250 B.C.
Arpi allied with Rome about 320 B.C. after a period of conflict with neighboring settlements. In 216 B.C., Dazo, the ruler of Arpi defected to Hannibal after the battle of Cannae. In 213 B.C. Fabius recovered the , Dazos was removed, and the city declined under severe treatment from Rome.GB68166. Bronze Lot, cf. 40 ff., 607 ff., 211, 645; 18.7 and 20.7 mm , aF, 18.7 and 20.7 mm , Arpi (near Foggia, Italy) mint, c. 275 - 250 B.C.; bull charging; free horse prancing; two coin; $80.00 (€70.40)
Panormos, , c. 241 - 70 B.C.
In 254 B.C. was captured by the Romans. It retained its municipal freedom, and remained one of the principal cities of . It continued to issue bronze coins, bearing the names of various resident magistrates, and following the Roman system. Under , received a Roman colony.
GI76787. Bronze AE 14, I p. 338, 41; 580; 545; SNG Munchen 778; p. 123, 23; 1085 (S), aF, 4.262 g, maximum 14.2 mm, 225o, Panormos (Palermo, ) mint, Roman rule, c. 241 - 70 B.C.; of Demeter left, veiled and wreathed in grain, plow(?) behind; war galley prow right, Panormos Greek above; ; $50.00 (€44.00)
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