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Roman Republic, M. 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.
RR88989. Silver denarius
1250 (same control), Crawford
308/1a, RSC I Herennia
567a, SRCV I
185, RBW Collection
1149 var. (X?), Choice
VF, perfect centering, toned
, light marks, tiny edge cracks, Rome
3.891g, maximum diameter
18.8mm, die axis
, 108 - 107 B.C.; obverse
) downward behind; reverse
One of Cantanaean brothers running right, nude, bearing his father on his shoulders, his father looking back and raising right hand, M?HERENNI (HE ligate
) downward on left, Q (control symbol) lower right; ex Harlan
Catalog current as of Monday, March 18, 2019.
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