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The Roman Republic

Little is known of the period before the formation of the Roman Republic and what is known is largely based on myths and legends, but around 509BC the citizens of Rome decided to govern themselves. This overthrow took probably decades and was unlikely to have been bloodless, but until the fall in 27BC with the establishment of the Roman Empire, Rome went on to conquer all of Italy and much of the Mediterranean as well. Coinage as a means of exchange appeared in the early 3rd century and was cast not struck, silver and gold struck coinage appeared about 280BC and the denarius around the end of the 2nd century. 

T. Carisius (Imperatorial Moneyer) Silver Denarius, Rome 46BC

Obverse: Winged bust of Victory, right

Reverse: Victory driving galloping quadriga, right, holding wreath and reins, T. CAR[ISIVS]

Ref: CRI 73

Grade: AVF weak areas on both sides

19mm, 3.64g

 

£70 (P&P FREE to UK other locations ask)

C Minucius Augurinus, Silver Denarius, Columna Minucia, 135BC

Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma, right,X below chin, ROMA behind

Reverse: Column surrounded by statue between to togate figures C AVG above

Ref: S119

3.83g, 19mm

Grade: VF

 

 £180 (P&P FREE to UK other locations ask)

Mn. Fonteius C.f, Silver Denarius, 85BC

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo, right, MN (conjoined) FONTEI [CF]

Reverse: Cupid seated on goat  standing right, pilei of the Dioscuri above, thyrus of Baccuhus in exergue, all within laurel wreath

Ref:S271

Grade: AVF

20mm, 3.9g

 

P&P FREE to UK other locations ask) £110

Mn. Aquillius Mn.F. N, Silver Serrated Denarius, Rome Mint, 71 BC

Obverse: Helmeted head of Virtus, right; VIRTVS III VIR around

 

Reverse: The consul Manius Aquillius standing facing, holding shield and raising slumped Sicilian by arm; MN AQVIL, and MN.F MN N. to fields left and right, [SICIL] in exergue

Ref: Crawford 401/1

19mm, 3.74g

Grade: VF+ small crack to edge, slight flan flaw to reverse

Prov: Ex Roma, previously Ex Savoca, prior to that a priavte European collection.

 

 

£220 (P&P free to UK, other locations please ask) #150

C. Sevillius Vatia, Silver Denarius, 127BC, Two Horseman

Obv: Helmeted head of Roma; behind, lituus; before, denomination mark XVI as monogram (Ӿ); below, ROMA

Reverse:  Battle on horseback between two warriors, the shield of horseman on right inscribed M; C•SERVEIL in exergue. 

18mm, 3.8g

Ref: S140, RRC 264/1

Prov: ex Lockdales sale

Grade: Fine + 

 

£190 (+P&P, non-UK locations please ask first)

 

Dei Penates denarius, Silver Denarius, 47 BC, C. Antius C. f. Restio,

The Dei Penates

Obverse: Diademed jugate heads of the Dei Penates right; DEI PENATES behind

 

Reverse: Naked Hercules advancing right, brandishing club and holding trophy; C ANTIVS (CF)

Grade: Fine, slightly off centre and scrapes.

17-19mm, 3.5g

Reference: S435; CRR 971  

 

Rarely offered coin in affordable state! Honouring the household gods.

 

£150 (+P&P, non-UK locations please ask)

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