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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Republic| > |150-100 B.C.| > RR18023
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.
RR18023. Silver denarius, BMCRR I Rome 1257 (X), RBW Collection 1149 (Xē), Crawford 308/1a, Sydenham 567, RSC I Herennia 1, SRCV I 185, nice VF, Rome mint, weight 3.842g, maximum diameter 19.4mm, die axis 315o, 108 - 107 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Pietas right, PIETAS (TA ligate) behind, X or Xē (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

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Roman coins depicting the Catanaean brothers