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Dioscuri

The Disocuri were Castor and Pollux (or Polydeuces), the twin sons of Leda and brothers of Helen of Troy. The twins shared the same mother but had different fathers. Pollux, the son of Zeus, was immortal but Castor was mortal. When Castor died, Pollux asked to let him share his own immortality with his twin to keep them together. They were transformed into the Gemini constellation and the two spend alternate days on Olympus (as gods) and in Hades (as deceased mortals). The pair were regarded as the patrons of sailors, to whom they appeared as St. Elmo's fire.


M. Junius Brutus, proconsul & imperator, by Moneyer L. Servius Rufus, 41 B.C.

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M. Junius Brutus (also called Q. Caepio Brutus) is the most famous of Caesars assassins. This type, along with other scarce types from 41 B.C., was the last of the "Republican" coinage. The moneyer was L. Servius Rufus.
SH08484. Silver denarius, SRCV I 503, RSC I Sulpicia 10, Crawford 515/2, Sydenham 1082, aF, weight 3.28 g, maximum diameter 19.7 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 41 B.C.; obverse SERVIVS RVFVS, bare head of Brutus right; reverse the Dioscuri standing facing, each holding spear; very rare; SOLD


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

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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


Bactrian Kingdom, Eukratides I, c. 171 - 145 B.C.

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Eucratides I Megas replaced the Euthydemid dynasty with his own. He fought the Indo-Greek kings, the easternmost Hellenistic rulers in northwestern India, temporarily holding territory as far as the Indus, until he was defeated and pushed back to Bactria. His vast coinage suggests a rule of considerable importance.
SH16820. Silver tetradrachm, Bopearachchi Sťrie 6Z; SNG ANS 473; Mitchiner IGIS Type 177l, Choice VF, weight 16.521 g, maximum diameter 33.6 mm, die axis 0o, obverse helmeted, draped and diademed bust right, fillet border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATI∆OY, Dioskouroi on horseback rearing right, each holding palm frond and spear, monogram lower right; ex CNG; SOLD


Baktrian Kingdom, Eukratides I Megas, c. 171 - 145 B.C.

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Eucratides I Megas replaced the Euthydemid dynasty with his own. He fought the Indo-Greek kings, the easternmost Hellenistic rulers in northwestern India, temporarily holding territory as far as the Indus, until he was defeated and pushed back to Bactria. His vast coinage suggests a rule of considerable importance.
SH58903. Silver tetradrachm, Bopearachchi-Rahman 245 corr., Bopearachchi 6W var. (monogram right), SNG ANS 469 ff. var. (same), Mitchiner IGIS 177f var. (same), VF, rough, weight 15.631 g, maximum diameter 30.0 mm, die axis 0o, Balkh mint, 160 - 135 B.C.; obverse diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear; all within bead-and-reel border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATI∆OY, the Dioskouroi on rearing horses right, each holds a spear in his right, and palm fronds in left; monogram lower left; ex Ancient Numismatic Enterprise; rare variety; SOLD


Athens, Attica, Greece, c. 99 - 98 B.C., New Style Silver Tetradrachm

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In 1961, Margaret Thompson completed her brilliant study, "The New Style Coinage of Athens." At that time, she estimated there were fewer than 8000 new style tetradrachms "above ground."

The letter on the amphora may indicate the month of production.
SH81771. Silver stephanophoric tetradrachm, Thompson Athens 910c (also with third name illegible), BMC Attica 362 - 365 var., gVF, weight 16.581 g, maximum diameter 28.3 mm, die axis 0o, Athens mint, 99 - 98 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Athena Parthenos right, triple-crested helmet decorated with curvilinear ornament on the shell, a griffin right above the raised earpiece, and protomes of horses above visor; reverse A−ΘE ∆H−MH/TPI−OΣ AΓA/ΘIΠ/ΠOΣ A(?), owl stands right on amphora, caps of Dioscuri right, Z on amphora, MH below, all within olive wreath; toned; SOLD


Baktrian Kingdom, Eukratides I Megas, c. 171 - 145 B.C.

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Eucratides I Megas replaced the Euthydemid dynasty with his own. He fought the Indo-Greek kings, the easternmost Hellenistic rulers in northwestern India, temporarily holding territory as far as the Indus, until he was defeated and pushed back to Bactria. His vast coinage suggests a rule of considerable importance.
SH58908. Silver tetradrachm, Bopearachchi 1B; SNG ANS 431, Mitchiner IGIS I 168f, VF, rough, porous, weight 16.292 g, maximum diameter 32.3 mm, die axis 0o, Panjir mint, c. 165 - 160 B.C.; obverse diademed and draped bust right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ EYKPATI∆OY, the Dioskouroi on horses rearing right, holding palm fronds and spears, monogram lower right; ex Ancient Numismatic Enterprise; SOLD


Athens, Attica, Greece, c. 124 - 85 B.C.; Ancient Counterfeit New Style Tetradrachm

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Remarkable style, on par with that of the official mint.
SH60008. Fouree silver plated tetradrachm, cf. Thompson Athens 478f and SNG Cop 267 (official, solid silver, c. 124 - 123 B.C.), gVF, areas of core exposer, weight 14.463 g, maximum diameter 29.5 mm, die axis 0o, unofficial mint, c. 124 - 85 B.C.; obverse head of Athena Parthenos right, wearing crested helmet ornamented with a griffin; reverse AΘ−E, owl standing right on amphora, MIK−IΩN / EYP−YKΛ[EI] / ∆IO/KΛH/Σ (magistrates' names), Dioskuri on right, Γ on amphora, ME below, all within olive wreath; SOLD


Taras, Calabria, Italy, 280 - 272 B.C.

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Taras astride dolphin left, holding in hand Nike, who crowns him with wreath, and in right hand a shield and two lances, ey on left, waves below
SL90374. Silver didrachm, Vlasto 773 - 776, SNG ANS 1121 - 1128, SNG Cop 892, HN Italy 1011, BMC Italy -, NGC Choice VF, Strike 4/5, Surface 2/5 (241822-005), weight 5.87 g, maximum diameter 20 mm, die axis 0o, Taras (Taranto, Italy) mint, 280 - 272 B.C.; obverse the Dioscuri riding left; ΦY monogram above between heads, ΣΩ∆AMOΣ (below, very small, divided by horses' hooves); reverse TAPAΣ (clockwise, starting at 1:00), Taras on dolphin left, Nike in outstretched right crowning him, two spears and shield in left, hippocamp on shield, ΓY left(?), stylized waves below; ex Heritage auction 3032, lot 30015; scarce; SOLD


Roman Republic, Anonymous, 211 - 206 B.C.

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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.
RR87767. Silver denarius, Crawford 53/2, Sydenham 311, BMCRR I 289, SRCV I 38, RSC I 2, Russo RBW 192, Choice gVF, beautiful early style, some light marks, weight 4.224 g, maximum diameter 19.5 mm, die axis 225o, Rome mint, c. 211 - 206 B.C.; obverse head of Roma right in winged helmet, X behind, border of dots; reverse Dioscuri galloping right, two stars above, ROMA in a linear frame in exergue, linear border; SOLD


Roman Republic, Dictatorship of Julius Caesar, Mn. Cordius Rufus, c. 46 B.C.

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The Cordia home, Tusculum, was a center of worship for the Dioscuri. The reverse is a clever play on the moneyer's name and may also compliment Julius Caesar who claimed descent from Venus. The particular design of Venus may derive from a statue placed in the temple of Venus Genetrix in the year of issue.
RR64084. Silver denarius, Sydenham 976b (also CORDIV, scarce), Crawford 463/1a, RSC I Cordia 2a, BMCRR I Rome 4037, RBW Collection 1606, Sear CRI 63, SRCV I 440, VF, toned, weight 4.027 g, maximum diameter 17.2 mm, die axis 45o, Rome mint, c. 46 B.C.; obverse RVFVS III VIR downward behind, jugate heads of Dioscuri right, wearing laureate pilei surmounted by stars; reverse MN CORDIVS (MN ligate) downward on right, Venus standing half left, scales in right hand, transverse scepter in left hand, Cupid at shoulder; ex CNG auction 273 (8 Feb 2012), part of lot 620; scarce; SOLD




  




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