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Home ▸ Catalog ▸ |Roman Coins| ▸ |Roman Republic| ▸ |211-100 B.C.||View Options:  |  |  | 

Roman Republic 211 - 100 B.C.
Roman Republic, Anonymous, 209 - 208 B.C.

|211-100| |B.C.|, |Roman| |Republic,| |Anonymous,| |209| |-| |208| |B.C.||denarius|
The Roman denarius was introduced in 211 B.C., initially weighing about 4.5 grams. The word denarius is derived from the Latin deni "containing ten," as its value was 10 asses, although in the middle of the 2nd century B.C. it was revalued to 16 asses or four sestertii. The denarius was the most common Roman coin for centuries but was slowly debased in weight and silver content until its replacement by the double denarius, called the antoninianus, early in the 3rd century A.D.
RR72151. Silver denarius, SRCV I 40, RSC I 20t, Crawford 76/1a, Sydenham 201 (scarce), BMCRR Italy II 112, VF, superb Greek style, well struck, toned, light marks and corrosion, weight 4.101 g, maximum diameter 19.4 mm, die axis 45o, Sicilian mint, 209 - 208 B.C.; obverse head of Roma right, in winged crested helmet with griffin head at peak, wearing necklace and drop-pendant earring, branch behind, X (mark of value) below chin, border of dots; reverse Dioscuri galloping right, wearing pilei, cloaks flying behind, and holding spears, two stars above, ROMA in a linear frame in exergue, linear border; very rare; SOLD


Roman Republic, M. Baebius Q.f. Tampilus, 137 B.C.

|211-100| |B.C.|, |Roman| |Republic,| |M.| |Baebius| |Q.f.| |Tampilus,| |137| |B.C.||denarius|
An unusual coin because Romas head faces left instead of the usual right, it is the first appearance of Apollo on a denarius, and the positions of ROMA and the moneyers name are reversed. The moneyers purpose for departing from tradition is unknown. -- Roman Coins and Their Values by David R. Sear
RR97642. Silver denarius, Crawford 236/1a, BMCRR I Rome 938, Sydenham 489, RSC I Baebia 12, Russo RBW 975, SRCV I 113, near Mint State, fine style, mint luster, minor die cracks on obverse, tiny edge split, weight 3.965 g, maximum diameter 18.6 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 137 B.C.; obverse head of Roma left in winged helmet, drop earring and necklace of pendants, TAMPIL upwards behind, X (mark of value) below chin; reverse Apollo in a quadriga right, laurel-branch in right hand, reins, bow and arrow in left, ROMA below, MBAEBIQF in exergue; SOLD


Roman Republic, C. Caecilius Metellus, 125 B.C.

|211-100| |B.C.|, |Roman| |Republic,| |C.| |Caecilius| |Metellus,| |125| |B.C.||denarius|
The reverse refers to the victory of L. Caecilius Metellus over the Carthaginian Hasdrubal at Panormus in 250 B.C. and the capture of Hasdrubal's elephants. The elephants were paraded at his triumph in Rome.
RR87765. Silver denarius, Crawford 269/1, Sydenham 485, RSC I Caecilia 14, Russo RBW 1085, SRCV I 145, VF, centered on a compact flan, beautiful old cabinet toning, small die break lower right reverse, weight 3.886 g, maximum diameter 17.7 mm, die axis 105o, Rome mint, 125 B.C.; obverse head of Roma right in winged Phrygian helmet, ROMA behind, X (XVI monogram) below chin; reverse Jupiter in biga of elephants left, reins in right hand, thunderbolt in left hand, Victory flying right above crowning Jupiter with wreath, C METELLVS (ME in monogram) in exergue; SOLD







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