Roman Republic, Anonymous, c. 230 B.C.
In 230 B.C., Rome sent envoys to the Illyrian Queen Teuta to obtain her aid in ending attacks and murders of Roman merchants by Illyrian pirates. After the Roman ambassador Coruncanius and the Issaean ambassador Cleemporus offended Queen Teuta, the were murdered at sea by her soldiers. In response, Roman forces occupied the island of Corcyra with the aim of humbling Teuta.SH77477. (cast) , Libral ; 68; 328; 24/5; 33; pp. 60-61, 1-76 pl. 25, 8-11, gF, nice green , pitting, marks, 58.717 g, maximum 40.2 mm, Rome mint, c. 230 B.C.; horse prancing left, two pellets above and two pellets bellow (mark of value); wheel of six spokes, four pellets (mark of value) between spokes; From the Andrew McCabe Collection; very ; $480.00 (€427.20)
Roman Republic, Anonymous ( and Spearhead), 189 - 179 B.C.
In 188 B.C., through the peace treaty of (in ), the Romans forced the Seleucid , Antiochus III, to surrender all his Greek and Anatolian possessions as far east as the Mountains, to pay 15,000 talents over a period of 12 years and to surrender to Rome the former Carthaginian general Hannibal, his elephants and his fleet, and furnish hostages, including the king's eldest son, Demetrius. Rome became the master of the eastern Mediterranean while Antiochus III's empire was reduced to , , and western Iran.RR69079. Bronze , 145/3, 293b, 957, aVF, edge flaw, some corrosion, 9.194 g, maximum 24.2 mm, 135o, Rome mint, 189 - 179 B.C.; helmeted of right, four pellets above; prow of galley right, with and spearhead above, four pellets right, below; from the Andrew McCabe Collection; very ; $80.00 (€71.20)
Roman Republic, TP or PT ( Petronius?), 169 - 158 B.C.
attributed the as a for . notes the and are of Rome and speculates the moneyer may be Petronius.RR69330. Bronze , 177/2, 353a (R4), 843, F, 16.187 g, maximum 25.3 mm, 0o, Rome 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; ; $80.00 (€71.20)
Roman Republic, NAT (Pinarius Natta?), c. 155 B.C.
In 155 B.C., Consul Publius Cornelius Nasica Corculum defeated the Dalmatians and conquered their capital, Delminium, ending the first Dalmatian war. The Dalmatians were compelled to pay tribute and Corculum was granted a triumph in Rome.RR71975. Bronze , 200/4, 5, 383b, I Rome 767, 862, 990, gF, nice dark green , 6.670 g, maximum 21.1 mm, 315o, Rome mint, c. 155 B.C.; helmeted of right, four pellets above; prow right, NAT above, four pellets before, below; from the Andrew McCabe Collection, ex Numismatics e-auction 8, lot 502; very ; $80.00 (€71.20)
Roman Republic, Anonymous (Helmet), 206 - 194 B.C.
The Roman army was not invincible in battle. Roman soldiers, weapons and battlefield tactics did not always overwhelm their enemies. The Gauls, for example, sometimes decimated Roman forces. Hannibal had destroyed whole Roman armies again and again. But after every huge loss, Rome would simply raise another army. Rome could be defeated in battles, but Roman tenacity, long term strategy, and seemingly endless resources, ensured in wars. During the period this coin was struck Rome defeated the armies of under Philip V and of under Hannibal.RR69097. Bronze , 118/3, 272b, Italy p. 226, 939, F, 9.132 g, maximum 23.7 mm, 0o, Italian mint, 206 - 194 B.C.; helmeted of right, four pellets above; prow of galley right, above, helmet with cheek-pieces and crest above in form of a crescent on right before prow, four pellets below; from the Andrew McCabe Collection; ; $70.00 (€62.30)
Roman Republic, LFP (L. Furius Philus?), 189 - 179 B.C.
In 179 B.C., the was completed across the River in Rome. It is regarded as the world's first stone bridge.RR69086. Bronze , 144/4, 300c, 1088, F, nice olive green , pitting on , 7.513 g, maximum 22.3 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 189 - 179 B.C.; of right, clad in Nemean Lion's scalp, three pellets (mark of value) behind; prow of galley right, flying right crowning LFP with above, three pellets (mark of value) before, below; from the Andrew McCabe Collection; very ; $65.00 (€57.85)
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