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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
308/1a, RSC I Herennia
567, SRCV I
1263 var. (control), RBW Collection
1149 var. (control), Choice
gVF, well centered
and struck, light marks, frosty surfaces with slightest porosity
3.791g, maximum diameter
17.8mm, die axis
, 108 - 107 B.C.; obverse
) 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; $225.00
Catalog current as of Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
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