Roman Republic, Anonymous ( and Spearhead), 189 - 179 B.C.
In 188 B.C., through the peace treaty of (in ), the Romans forced the Seleucid , Antiochus III, to surrender all his Greek and Anatolian possessions as far east as the Mountains, to pay 15,000 talents over a period of 12 years and to surrender to the former Carthaginian general Hannibal, his elephants and his fleet, and furnish hostages, including the king's eldest son, Demetrius. became the master of the eastern Mediterranean while Antiochus III's empire was reduced to , , and western Iran.RR69079. Bronze , 145/3, 293b, 957, aVF, edge flaw, some corrosion, 9.194 g, maximum 24.2 mm, 135o, mint, 189 - 179 B.C.; helmeted of right, four pellets above; prow of galley right, with and spearhead above, four pellets right, below; from the Andrew McCabe Collection; very ; $60.00 (€53.40)
Roman Republic, TP or PT ( Petronius?), 169 - 158 B.C.
attributed the as a for . notes the and are of and speculates the moneyer may be Petronius.RR69330. Bronze , 177/2, 353a (R4), 843, F, 16.187 g, maximum 25.3 mm, 0o, mint, 169 - 158 B.C.; laureate of Saturn right, L below, S behind; galley prow right, TP or PT above, S right, below; from the Andrew McCabe Collection; ; $60.00 (€53.40)
Roman Republic, NAT (Pinarius Natta?), c. 155 B.C.
In 155 B.C., Consul Publius Cornelius Nasica Corculum defeated the Dalmatians and conquered their capital, Delminium, ending the first Dalmatian war. The Dalmatians were compelled to pay tribute and Corculum was granted a triumph in .RR71975. Bronze , 200/4, 5, 383b, I 767, 862, 990, gF, nice dark green , 6.670 g, maximum 21.1 mm, 315o, mint, c. 155 B.C.; helmeted of right, four pellets above; prow right, NAT above, four pellets before, below; from the Andrew McCabe Collection, ex Numismatics e-auction 8, lot 502; very ; $60.00 (€53.40)
Roman Republic, Anonymous (Helmet), 206 - 194 B.C.
The Roman army was not invincible in battle. Roman soldiers, weapons and battlefield tactics did not always overwhelm their enemies. The Gauls, for example, sometimes decimated Roman forces. Hannibal had destroyed whole Roman armies again and again. But after every huge loss, would simply raise another army. could be defeated in battles, but Roman tenacity, long term strategy, and seemingly endless resources, ensured in wars. During the period this coin was struck defeated the armies of under Philip V and of under Hannibal.RR69097. Bronze , 118/3, 272b, Italy p. 226, 939, F, 9.132 g, maximum 23.7 mm, 0o, Italian mint, 206 - 194 B.C.; helmeted of right, four pellets above; prow of galley right, above, helmet with cheek-pieces and crest above in form of a crescent on right before prow, four pellets below; from the Andrew McCabe Collection; ; $50.00 (€44.50)
Roman Republic, LFP (L. Furius Philus?), 189 - 179 B.C.
In 179 B.C., the was completed across the River in . It is regarded as the world's first stone bridge.RR69086. Bronze , 144/4, 300c, 1088, F, nice olive green , pitting on , 7.513 g, maximum 22.3 mm, 180o, mint, 189 - 179 B.C.; of right, clad in Nemean Lion's scalp, three pellets (mark of value) behind; prow of galley right, flying right crowning LFP with above, three pellets (mark of value) before, below; from the Andrew McCabe Collection; very ; $45.00 (€40.05)
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