Coins and Antiquities Consignment Shop
  Welcome Guest. Please login or register. All items are guaranteed authentic for eternity! Please call us if you have questions 252-646-1958. Thanks for your business! Welcome Guest. Please login or register. Internet challenged? We are happy to take your order over the phone. Please call if you have questions 252-646-1958. Thanks for your business!

Catalog Main Menu
Fine Coins Showcase

Antiquities Showcase
Recent Additions
Recent Price Reductions

Show empty categories
Shop Search
Shopping Cart
Contact Us
About Forum
Shopping at Forum
Our Guarantee
Payment Options
Shipping Options & Fees
Privacy & Security
Forum Staff
Selling Your Coins
Identifying Your Coin
FAQs
   View Categories
Home ▸ Catalog ▸ Themes & Provenance ▸ Provenance ▸ Hoards ▸ Moesia Denarii HoardView Options:  |  |  | 

The Finest Roman Denarii From a Hoard of 4000 Coins

FORVM has obtained the finest coins from a large hoard of nearly 4000 Roman denarii, minted from the late Republic to sometime before 107 A.D. These coins were discovered in what was once Moesia Inferior and appear to have been hidden as a result of Trajan's monetary reform or due to Trajan's "Dacian diversion." Towards the end of the first dacian war, Decebalus foreseeing his defeat issued a fierce counter-attack with the help of his Roxolan allies. The troops crossed the frozen Danube and attacked the cities and fortifications in Moesia Inferior which were weakened by the departure of their legions. The plan must have been to force Trajan to retreat a large part of his armies from Dacia, cut his communication lines, or at least gain time. But the Romans were fortunate. The auxiliary troops defeated the invasion, perhaps at the spot were Nikopolis, "the city of the Victory" was founded. Most of the hoard was, as could be expected, well circulated. But, out of the 4000 total coins, there were some in truly spectacular condition. We bought the best. Our expert staff has professionally cleaned these coins using the gentlest methods. Many of the coins below appear nearly as they were struck almost 2000 years ago.


Lucius Memmius c. 109 - 108 B.C.

Click for a larger photo
A brockage occurs when a blank is struck with a previously struck coin which adhered to the opposite die. Click here to read a detailed explanation.
RR08295. Silver denarius, SRCV I 181, RSC I Memmia 1, BMCRR Italy 643, Sydenham 558, Crawford 304/1, toned F+, weight 3.40 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, obverse male head right, wearing oak wreath, XVI monogram below chin; reverse incuse of obverse; SOLD


L. Thorius Balbus, 105 B.C. Brockage Denarius

Click for a larger photo
A brockage occurs when a blank is struck with a previously struck coin which adhered to the opposite die. Click here to read a detailed explanation.
RR08300. Silver denarius, SRCV I 192, Sydenham 598, Crawford 316/1, RSC I Thoria 1, toned F, weight 3.00 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 105 B.C.; obverse head of Juno Sospita right, wearing horned goat skin headdress, I∑S∑M∑R downward behind; reverse incuse (negative) of obverse; SOLD


Roman Republic, Cn. Cornelius Blasio Cn.f., 112 - 111 B.C., Brockage Denarius

Click for a larger photo
A brockage occurs when a blank is struck with a previously struck coin which adhered to the opposite die. Click here to read a detailed explanation.
RR08296. Silver denarius, SRCV I 173, Crawford 296/1, RSC I Cornelia 19, toned F, weight 3.34 g, maximum diameter 18.1 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 112 - 111 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Mars right, CN. BLASIO CN. F. before; reverse incuse (negative) of obverse; SOLD







CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE FROM THIS CATEGORY - FORVM's PRIOR SALES



Catalog current as of Friday, September 22, 2017.
Page created in 1.029 seconds.
FORUM ANCIENT COINS