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Roman Republic 150 - 100 B.C.

Macedonia Prima Merida (First Region), Roman Dependent Republic, c. 168 - 149 B.C.

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This type was minted with Artemis' age ranging from childhood to maturity. "Artemis is presented as ageless in the sense that she is every age. These coins were all struck at the same time and the same place as hoard evidence verifies." -- Wayne Sayles, "Ancient Coin Collecting III, Numismatic Art of the Greek World"
SH38445. Silver tetradrachm, SNG Cop 1310 - 1311; SNG Ashmolean 3290; BMC Macedonia p. 7, 2, gVF, weight 16.520 g, maximum diameter 30.7 mm, die axis 0o, Amphipolis mint, c. 168 - 149 B.C.; obverse Macedonian shield (the whole obverse represents a shield) with bust of Artemis Tauropolos (Diana to the Romans) at the center facing right, bow and quiver at her shoulder; reverse MAKE∆ONΩN / ΠPΩTHΣ (First Macedonia) above and below club, (AP monogram) above, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt left; SOLD


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

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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


Roman Republic, Spurius Furius, c. 155 - 120 B.C.

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Sydenham notes of his 371, "The as and triens with the name L. FVRI, quoted by Babelon (i, p. 523) from Riccio, are suspect, the legends having most probably been altered. Crawford identifies both S. FVRI and L. FVRI as modern forgeries (p. 549, note 47). We believe this coin is ancient, not a modern forgery.
RR47799. Bronze as, Sydenham 371 (R6); Crawford p. 549, note 47 (false); SRCV I -, F, weight 26.772 g, maximum diameter 31.8 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, c. 155 - 120 B.C.; obverse laureate head of bearded Janus; I (mark of value) above; reverse prow of galley right, S. FVRI (FVR ligate) above, ROMA in exergue; SOLD


Roman Republic, Mn. Aemilius Lepidus, 114 - 113 B.C.

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The triple-arch probably represents the Aqua Marcia, an aqueduct begun by M. Aemilius Lepidus and M. Fulvius Nobilior as Censors in 179 B.C.
RR74514. Silver denarius, Crawford 291/1, Sydenham 554, RSC I Aemilia 7, BMCRR Italy 590, RBW Collection 1124, SRCV I 168, Choice VF, toned, porosity, weight 3.468 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 114 - 113 B.C.; obverse laureate and draped bust of Roma right, ROMA (MA ligate) upward before, X (XVI ligature, mark of value=16 asses) behind; reverse MN·AEMILIO (MN in monogram), horseman holding vertical spear (equestrian statue) right, on triple-arch containing L-E-P; SOLD


Roman Republic, C. Sulpicius C. f. Galba, 106 B.C.

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Crawford interprets this type as Aeneas landing in Lanuvium (home of Sulpicia gens) with the Penates and the subsequent miracle of the white sow that foretold the founding of Alba Longa.
SH81712. Silver denarius serratus, BMCRR I Rome 1320 (also N), Crawford 312/1, Sydenham 572, RSC I Sulpicia 1, RBW Collection 1155, SRCV I 189, nice VF, nice toning, weight 3.885 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, die axis 270o, Rome mint, 106 B.C.; obverse conjoined laureate heads of the Dei Penates left, D•P•P (Dei Penates Publici) downward on left; reverse the Dei Penates standing facing each other, heads bare, wearing military garb, each holding a spear in left hand, each pointing at a large sow which lies between them, L (control letter) above center, C•SVLPICI•C•F in exergue; SOLD


Roman Macedonia, "Thasian" Type, c. 148 - 80 B.C.

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This monogram variation, similar to Prokopov's monogram 24, is apparently unrecognized. Perhaps it is an engraving error for that monogram. All four specimens known to Forum are from both the same obverse and reverse dies.
SH63496. Silver tetradrachm, Lukanc p. 79 & pl. 18, 128 (same dies); CNG eAuction 224, lot 64 (same dies); Prokopov Thasos, monogram 28, -; SNG Cop -; BMC Thrace -, VF, some dings and scratches, toned, weight 16.533 g, maximum diameter 33.9 mm, die axis 0o, Roman provincial or military mint, c. 148 - 80 B.C.; obverse head of Dionysos right, wearing taenia and wreathed in flowering ivy; reverse HPAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΘAΣIΩN, Herakles standing half left, nude but for Nemean lion's skin on left arm, resting right hand on grounded club before him, left hand on hip, monogram inner left; very rare monogram; SOLD


Roman Republic, L. Thorius Balbus, 105 B.C.

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In Roman mythology, Juno was the daughter of Saturn and the wife of Jupiter and she had many attributes. Among these was Juno Sospita, who offered protection to women, accompanying them throughout their lives from birth to death. She was often called upon by infertile women to aid in conception. Juno Sospita was characterized by her goatskin coat and headdress with the horns of a goat.
SH64087. Silver denarius, BMCRR I Rome 1631, SRCV I 192, Sydenham 598, Crawford 316/1, RSC I Thoria 1, gVF, weight 3.966 g, maximum diameter 19.9 mm, die axis 225o, Rome mint, 105 B.C.; obverse head of Juno Sospita right, wearing horned goat skin headdress, I·S·M·R downward behind; reverse bull charging right, O (control letter) above, L·THORIVS below, BALBVS in exergue; ex CNG Auction 128 (7 Dec 2005) lot 188; ex Harry Strickhausen Collection; ex. Freeman and Sear Mail Bid 4, (14 Jan 1988 ), lot 237; SOLD


Roman Republic, C. Renius, 138 B.C.

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In 138 B.C., Hymn to Apollo was inscribed on stone in Delphi; it is the earliest surviving legible fragment of notated music in the west. The earliest known musical notation is found on a cuneiform tablet that was created at Nippur, Sumer (today's Iraq) in about 2000 B.C.
SH64088. Silver denarius, SRCV 108, RSC I Renia 1, Sydenham 432, Crawford 231/1, VF, toned, fantastic goats, weight 3.840 g, maximum diameter 17.3 mm, die axis 90o, Rome mint, 138 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Roma right X (10 asses) behind; reverse Juno in a biga of goats right, C. RENI below, ROMA in exergue; ex CNG auction 273, part of lot 620; SOLD


Roman Republic, Q. Minucius M.f. Thermus, 103 B.C.

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The reverse refers to the moneyer's ancestor, Q. Minucius Q. f. L. n. Thermus, consul in 193 B.C., who distinguished himself by his bravery against the Ligurians.
RR75242. Silver denarius, Crawford 319/1, Sydenham 592, RSC I Minucia 19, BMCRR Italy 653, RBW Collection 1174, SRCV I 197, Choice VF, attractive style, nice toning, well centered, weight 3.928 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 15o, Rome mint, 103 B.C.; obverse head of Mars left, wearing crested helmet, side ornamented with feather and annulet; reverse Roman soldier, on the left, fighting a barbarian, on the right, protecting a fallen comrade in center below, each holding a sword and shield, Roman soldier holds oval shield ornamented with a thunderbolt, barbarian wears a horned helmet, Q•TERM•MF in exergue; SOLD


Roman Republic, P. Licinius Nerva, 113 - 112 B.C.

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This coin is one of the most popular republican types because it depicts voting by the Roman people. Citizens voted on issues presented to them by the magistrates in the Comitium, which was located in the Forum in front of the Senate House
RR85015. Silver denarius, Crawford 292/1, Sydenham 548, RSC I Licinia 7, Russo RBW 1125, BMCRR Italy 526, SRCV I 169, VF, scratches, edge cracks, weight 3.638 g, maximum diameter 17.6 mm, die axis 270o, Rome mint, 113 - 112 B.C.; obverse helmeted bust of Roma left, spear in right hand over right shoulder, shield decorated with horseman on left arm, crescent with horns up above, X (XVI ligature before), ROMA upward behind; reverse three citizens on the Comitium, voter on the left receiving ballot from attendant below, voter on the right placing ballot in cista, P•NERVA (NE in monogram) above; SOLD




  




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Roman Republic Coins of 150-100 B.C.