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Home ▸ Catalog ▸ |Roman Coins| ▸ |Roman Republic| ▸ |150-100 B.C.||View Options:  |  |  | 

Roman Republic 150 - 100 B.C.
Roman Republic, Ti. Veturius, 137 B.C.

|150-100| |B.C.|, |Roman| |Republic,| |Ti.| |Veturius,| |137| |B.C.||denarius|
This type revived the reverse of gold coinage issued in 217 - 216 B.C. and broke a 75-year tradition of denarii with Roma obverses and Dioscuri or chariot reverses. The reverse depicts preparation for a sacrifice, part of the oath-taking ritual performed when treaties or agreements were made between the Italian peoples, cities and states.
RR93655. Silver denarius, Crawford 234/1, Sydenham 527, RSC I Veturia 1, Russo RBW 969, BMCRR Rome 550, SRCV I 111, aVF, attractive toning, well centered on a flan with a ragged irregular edge with small splits, weight 3.917 g, maximum diameter 20.6 mm, die axis 90o, Rome mint, 137 B.C.; obverse draped bust of Mars right in a crested Corinthian helmet ornamented with a plum on each side, X (mark of value) between neck and end of crest, TI·VET (VET in monogram) downward behind; reverse Oath-taking scene, attendant kneeling in center and holding sacrificial pig, flanked by two warriors facing inward, each with sword touching pig in right hand, and spear vertical in left hand, ROMA above; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $250.00 SALE |PRICE| $225.00

Roman Republic, L. Antestius Gragulus, c. 136 B.C.

|150-100| |B.C.|, |Roman| |Republic,| |L.| |Antestius| |Gragulus,| |c.| |136| |B.C.||denarius|
This was the first type to use the X value mark (ligate XVI = 16 asses).

L. Antestius Gragulus was a moneyer in 136 B.C., a magistrate, responsible for the production of the Roman coinage. Magistrates were not simple mint workers (monetarii), they were officials who controlled the process, including the design on the coins themselves. During the Roman Republic, moneyers were called tresviri aere argento auro flando feriundo, literally "three men for casting (and) striking bronze, silver (and) gold (coins)."
RR97226. Silver denarius, Crawford 238/1, Sydenham 451, RSC I Antestia 9, BMCRR Rome 976, Russo RBW 980, SRCV I 115, gVF, nicely toned, flow lines, uneven strike with unstruck area on obverse and reverse, tiny edge splits, weight 3.922 g, maximum diameter 20.1 mm, die axis 315o, Rome mint, c. 136 B.C.; obverse head of Roma left in winged helmet, crest with griffin head, peaked visor in three pieces, wearing earring and necklace, X below chin; reverse Jupiter in a fast quadriga right, thunderbolt in right hand, long lotus topped scepter and reins in left hand, L•ANTES (ANTE ligate) below horses, ROMA in exergue; ex Auktionshaus Münzhandlung Sonntag; $220.00 (€202.40)

Budget Lot of 27 Roman Republican Coins

|Roman| |Bulk| |Lots|, |Budget| |Lot| |of| |27| |Roman| |Republican| |Coins||Lot|
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, VICTRIX in ex., Craw. 343/2b, VF, rev. cut.
10) Worn silver quinarius.
11) Chipped and worn quinarius.
12) Pierced fourrée denarius, 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 Nemausus dupondius. Fair.
17) Agrippa, cut 1/2 of a Nemausus dupondius. 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; SOLD



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