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Roman Republic, Anonymous (Unofficial?), c. 91 B.C.
Russo suspects this type may be unofficial because, despite the attractive style, the prow does not include the usual features found on most coins of the period.RR88352. Copper quadrans, Russo RBW 1244 (unofficial?), Crawford 339/4a, Sydenham 679c, BMCRR Rome 2208, SRCV I 1195, VF, porous, rough, edge splits, weight 2.114 g, maximum diameter 16.7 mm, die axis 180o, unofficial(?) mint, c. 169 - 91 B.C.; obverse head of Hercules right, wearing Nemean Lion scalp headdress, three pellets behind; reverse prow right, apotropaic on side, ROMA above, three pellets below; $65.00 SALE PRICE $58.50
Roman Republic, C. Cassius Longinus, Proconsul and Imperator, Committed Suicide in 42 B.C.
Gaius Cassius Longinus (before 85 B.C. - October 42 B.C.) was a Roman senator, the prime mover in the conspiracy against Julius Caesar, and the brother in-law of Brutus.RR86478. Silver denarius, BMCRE East 77, RSC I 4 4a, Crawford 500/3, Russo RBW 1762, Sydenham 221, Sear CRI 221, SRCV I 1447/2, nice VF, attractive style, bumps and scratches, slightly off center, weight 3.906 g, maximum diameter 20.6 mm, die axis 180o, struck near Smyrna, Ionia(?), mobile military mint, spring 42 B.C.; obverse head of Libertas right, wearing stephane, earring, and necklace, C•CASSI• IMP upward behind, LEIBERTAS upward before; reverse capis (jug) and lituus (emblems of the Augurate), LENTVLVS / SPINT (moneyer legate P. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther) in two lines below; ex Numismatik Lanz München auction 164 (23 May 2017), lot 116; rare; SOLD
Roman Republic, First Triumvirate, P. Fonteius P.f. Capito, 55 B.C.
The moneyer was likely a nephew of Manius Fonteius and possibly a friend of Cicero. The reverse probably depicts the exploits of his uncle while governor of Narbonese Gaul, 76 - 73 B.C. His uncle was also a moneyer, striking c. 85 B.C.SH58589. Silver denarius, Crawford 429/1, Sydenham 900, RSC I Fonteia 17, BMCRR Rome 3851, Russo RBW 1536, SRCV I 392, VF, weight 3.875 g, maximum diameter 17.6 mm, die axis 30o, Rome mint, 55 B.C.; obverse P·FONTEIVS·P·F·CAPITO·III·VIR, helmeted and draped bust of Mars right, trophy of arms behind; reverse MN FONT · TR MIL (Manius Fonteius tribunus militum), warrior on horseback galloping right, thrusting his spear at a helmeted Gaulish enemy, Gaul holds a sword and an oval shield, and is about to slay an unarmed kneeling captive; ex Harlan J. Berk; scarce; SOLD
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