Roman Republic, Caps of the Series, c. 169 - 158 B.C.
This is the first example of this handled by . Coin Archives lists only one specimen offered in auctions in the past decade.
RR85295. Bronze , 767 (very ), 181/2, 294a, 827, aF, turquoise , 14.550 g, maximum 25.5 mm, 0o, mint, c. 169 - 158 B.C.; laureate of Saturn right, S (mark of value) behind; galley prow right, (caps) of the above, S (mark of value) before, below; very ; $140.00 (€124.60)
Roman Republic, Anonymous ( ), 128 B.C.
The recalls the of L. Caecilius Metellus over Hasdrubal at in 250 B.C. and the capture of Hasdrubal's elephants. The moneyer is perhaps L. Caecilius Metellus Diadematus, Consul 117 B.C., or L. Caecilius Metellus Delmaticus, Consul 119 B.C. RR84586. Bronze , 262/2, 497, 1048, 880, VF, nice dark green with buff earthen highlighting, tight partially , 7.242 g, maximum 22.3 mm, 90o, mint, 128 B.C.; laureate of Saturn right, S (mark of value) behind; galley prow right, wearing facing right above, S (mark of value) right, below; ex CNG ( of bulk lot), ex ; ; $105.00 (€93.45)
Geto-Dacian, Roman Republic Imitative, 106 B.C. - 1st Century A.D.
CE76909. Silver , cf. A/II M14 (possibly same prototype but not very similar), cf. possible prototype: 313/1 ( mint, L. Memmius Galeria, 106 B.C.), F, scratches, with some areas unstruck, 3.596 g, maximum 19.7 mm, 45o, of Saturn(?) right; right, MEΛΛIVS (or similar) in ; $100.00 (€89.00)
Roman Republic, C. Minucius Augurinus, c. 135 B.C.
In 135 B.C., the First Servile War began. After the Second Punic war, an over-abundance of slaves caused them to be ill-fed by their masters, and they soon began to provide for themselves by robbery. Several decades of increasing tension finally broke out into war. The rebel leader was Eunus, a slave whose master had hired him out as a magician for parties. Eunus would humorously tell his audiences that he was a prophet, that someday he would be , the classes would be reversed, and aristocrats would killed or enslaved - except for those that tipped him for the show. During the revolt he did spare the lives of at least some aristocrats who had tipped him. The war lasted until 132 B.C. Eunus was captured, but he died before he could be punished. This was the first of three slave revolts against the Roman Republic; the last and the most famous was led by Spartacus.RR66996. Bronze , 869, 464, 242/2, 955, aF, rough, 8.377 g, maximum 21.8 mm, 90o, mint, c. 135 B.C.; laureate of Saturn right, S (mark of value) behind; prow of galley right, C·AVG above, S (mark of value) on right, below; $70.00 (€62.30)
Roman Republic, TP or PT ( Petronius?), 169 - 158 B.C.
attributed the as a for . notes the and are of and speculates the moneyer may be Petronius.RR69330. Bronze , 177/2, 353a (R4), 843, F, 16.187 g, maximum 25.3 mm, 0o, mint, 169 - 158 B.C.; laureate of Saturn right, L below, S behind; galley prow right, TP or PT above, S right, below; from the Andrew McCabe Collection; ; $70.00 (€62.30)
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