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Roman Republic, Marcus Herennius, 108 - 107 B.C.
The Cantanaean brothers, Amphinomus and Anapias, saved their parents after an eruption of Mt. Etna, carrying them on their shoulders to safety. This was a favorite story among the Romans, for whom duty to family was among the most important virtues, fundamental to the Roman ideal of pietas. This moneyer had some connection to Sicily.
RR88377. Silver denarius, Crawford 308/1a, RSC I Herennia 1, Sydenham 567, SRCV I 185, BMCRR I Rome 1263 var. (control), RBW Collection 1149 var. (control), Choice gVF, well centered and struck, light marks, frosty surfaces with slightest porosity, Rome mint, weight 3.791g, maximum diameter 17.8mm, die axis 0o
, 108 - 107 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Pietas right, PIETAS (TA ligate) downward behind,
(control symbol) below chin; reverse one of Cantanaean brothers running right, nude, bearing his father on his shoulders, his father looking back and raising right hand, MēHERENNI (HE ligate) downward on left; SOLD
Catalog current as of Monday, June 17, 2019.
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