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1) Mn Acilius Glabrio, Salus/Vatetudo standing, Craw. 442/1c, F, broken and repaired. 2) C. Vibius C. f. Pansa, Laureate head of Janus/3 prows, Craw. 342/7d, gF, unattractive patina. 3) Sextus Pompey, cut half of an as (11.12g), Craw. 479/1, aF. 4) Uncertain, as (14.54g), Janus/Prow, circa 150 BC, aF. 5) Similar, but a cut half of a heavier flan (18.93g), c. 200 BC, F. 6) Aes Rude, 34.67g. 7) Anonymous, AE uncia, c. 195-187 BC, Syd. 108, Head of Bellona right/Prow right, Fair, pitted. 8) C. Coelius Caldus, denarius (2.93g) Bare head of consul C. Coelius Caldus right/Veiled figure seated left; trophies flanking, Craw. 437/2a, Very worn. 9) M. Cato, base quinarius (1.25g) 89 BC, M. CATO, head of Liber/Victory seated, holding patera and palm, VICTRIXin ex., Craw. 343/2b, VF, rev. cut. 10) Worn silver quinarius. 11) Chipped and worn quinarius. 12) Pierced fourréedenarius, Roma/Biga. 13) Salus/Vatetudo standing, Craw. 442/1. 14) L. Antestius Gragulus, Denarius (136 BC), GRAG, Helmeted head of Roma right/L ANTES ROMA, Jupiter galloping quadriga, hurling thunderbolt, Craw. 238/1. 15) Syria, Antioch, Tetrachalkon, Pompeian Era, c. 1st century BC, Laureate head of Zeus right/Zeus seated right, McAlee 43, RPC I 4216, aF. 16) Augustus, cut 1/2 of a Nemaususdupondius. Fair. 17) Agrippa, cut 1/2 of a Nemaususdupondius. Fair. 18-20) As (3). 21-23) Semis (3). 24-25) Triens (2). 26) Sextans. 27) Uncia.
LT87374. Mixed Lot, 27 Roman Republican Coins, Poor to Fine, many with flaws, coins in the photograph are from the actual lot, no tags or flips, as-is, no returns; $300.00 (€255.00)
Roman Macedonia, "Thasian" Type, c. 148 - 80 B.C.
This Dionysos / Herakles type was first struck by Thasos itself on the island and in its continental territories in the South of the Balkans, c. 168 - 148 B.C. After Rome took control of the area, "Thasian" types were struck by Roman authorities, c. 148 - 80 B.C., mainly in Macedonia but also, perhaps, by mobile military mints on campaigns. Imitatives were also struck by at least several tribal groups (mainly Celtic or mixed enclaves) from as early as 120 - 100 B.C. to about 20 - 10 B.C.GS79630. Silver tetradrachm, Prokopov Thasos, group XII, monogram 6, 743 (O AC8 / R 592); SNG Cop 1040 ff. (Thasos), VF, toned, bumps and marks, die wear, weight 16.745 g, maximum diameter 32.8 mm, die axis 0o, Roman provincial or military mint, c. 148 - 80 B.C.; obversehead of Dionysos right, wearing taenia and wreathed in flowering ivy; reverse HPAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΘAΣIΩN, Herakles standing half left, nude but for Nemean lion's skin on left arm, resting right hand on grounded club before him, left hand on hip, (MH monogram) inner left; $215.00 (€182.75)
Roman Republic, c. 169 - 91 B.C., Unofficial Issue
Crawford notes, "The very common quadrantes with M • and N• (as Milan 351) are clearly unofficial."RR79715. Copper quadrans, cf. Milan 351 (from Crawford appendix p. 309 unofficial issues of bronze coins), Sydenham -, VF, centered on a tight flan, light marks,, weight 4.182 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm, die axis 135o, unofficial mint, c. 169 - 91 B.C.; obversehead of Hercules right, wearing Nemean Lion scalp headdress, three pellets behind; reverse prow right, ROMA below, three pellets before, M• above; ex FORVM (2006), ex Goodman collection; $140.00 (€119.00)
Roman Republic, L. Memmius Galeria, 106 B.C.
Venus was the guardian deity of the Memmiagens. Cupid flying above on the reverse was inspired by Victory on the tetradrachms of Syracuse. RR84915. Silver denariusserratus, BMCRR I 1353 (also pellet / Q), Crawford 313/1c, Sydenham 574a, RSC IMemmia 2a, RBW Collection 1159 var. (control on obv.), SRCV I 190 var. (same), VF, toned, porous, reverse off center, weight 3.679 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 45o, Rome mint, 106 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Saturn left, harpa over ROMA behind; reverseVenus in a slow biga right, Cupid flying left above holding wreath, pellet over Q (control) below horse's foreleg, L MEMME (ME in monogram) over GAL in exergue; $110.00 (€93.50)
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.; obversehead of Hercules right, wearing Nemean Lion scalp headdress, three pellets behind; reverse prow of galley right, three pellets before, ROMA below; $75.00 (€63.75)
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; $50.00 (€42.50)
La monetazione di Roma durante la Repubblica col prezzario delle monete
BK50735. La monetazione di Roma durante la Repubblica col prezzario delle monete by Cesare Gamberini di Scarfèa, special order, Bologna, 1973, 145 pages, 6 plates, Forni reprint; $40.00 (€34.00)
Numismatica ARS Classica Auction 61, Oct 2011, The RBW Collection of Roman Republican Coins, Part 1
The RBW Collection of Roman Republican Coins, Part 1.BC15659. Numismatica ARS Classica Auction 61, Oct 2011, The RBW Collection of Roman Republican Coins, Part 1, softcover, 260 pages, 1220 lots, illustrated throughout, good condition, only one copy available, international shipping at the actual cost of postage; $27.00 (€22.95)
Roman Republican Coins in the Royal Ontario Museum
The coins published here comprise the largest Canadian collection of this period. All the Roman Republican coins in the ROM are described and illustrated with crisp b/w photos of both the obverse and reverse. Also catalogued are specimens of Aes Rude, Italic case bronze issues and issues from the Social War of 91-87 BC.BL16995. Roman Republican Coins in the Royal Ontario Museum by Alison Harle Easson, 1998, soft cover, 75 pages, 534 items, international shipping at the actual cost of postage; $24.00 (€20.40)
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