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Anonymous, Didrachm, Metapont (?), 280 - 276 BC.
Didrachm, Metapont (?), 280-276 BC.
Av .: Bearded Martian head with Corinthian helmet to the left, behind it an oak branch.
Rev .: horse head to the right, behind it ear, below ROMANO.
Crawford 13/1, Sear RCV [2000] 22
The very controversial dates for the start of minting of this earliest Roman silver coin lie between 326 and 269 - 268 BC, but the finds point to 312 - 285 BC. down.

The didrachms with a weight of 7.5 g are the first silver coins in Roman coinage, the start of which is dated to 269 BC, the time shortly before the 1st Punic War (264-241 BC) . There were four different types, all of which were labeled ROMANO: 1. Helmeted Martian head / horse head; 2. Head of Apollon / galloping horse; 3. Diana or Roma head / standing Victoria with palm branch; 4. Heracles head / she-wolf suckles the twins Romulus and Remus. Presumably at least some of these didrachms come from the Greek colonies in southern Italy (Metapont?). This was followed by didrachms with a reduced weight of approx. 6.8 g, which are also called quadrigatus due to their type of back.

Metapont (Greek: Μεταπόντιον / Metapontion; Latin: Metapontum, Italian: Metaponto) was an ancient city on the Gulf of Taranto. It was not far from today's city of Lido di Metaponto in Basilicata (province of Matera) on the border with Apulia and is regarded as the birthplace of the philosopher Hippasus and the last place of residence of his teacher Pythagoras. The favorable location of the settlement between the two rivers Bradano and Basento not only gave Metapont its name (translated from ancient Greek: between the rivers), but also established its wealth, which went hand in hand with the fertility of the area. This can also be seen from the fact that the city stamped an ear of wheat as a symbol on its coins. The city was founded as an Achaean colony at the beginning of the 7th century BC. Founded in BC, the first settlers probably came from the city of Akata in the north of the Peloponnese. Like other cities in Greater Greece (Magna Graecia), Metapontus had a treasure house in the sanctuary of Olympia. At the height of his power in the 6th century BC. Metapontium was allied with Kroton and Sybaris against the colonies of Tarento and Siris and was able to conquer and destroy Siris through this alliance. The city did not face competition until Taranto in the 5th century BC. BC founded his sub-colony Herakleia nearby. The decline finally set in when the "Mesopotamia" became increasingly boggy and malaria spread. Metapontum no longer played a major role in the Roman Empire, and finally the depopulated city was forgotten. The ruins, above all the remains of the magnificent Temple of Hera, were known only to local shepherds for centuries, but they did not know what the purpose of the columns in the swamp was and gave them the name tavole palatine (imperial tables). Later it was assumed that the tomb of probably 497/96 BC was in the temple. Pythagoras died in Metapont.

Condition: Almost very fine, very rare.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0280-0276bc.0001.didrachmeanonym
Valuation: € 249.00

(6.88 g)
Anonymous, Uncia, Rome, 217-215 BC.
Uncia, Rome, 217-215 BC.
Av .: Helmet head of the Roma to the left, behind a value ball.
Rev .: Prora to the right, above ROMA, below a value ball.
Condition: Very nice, wonderful patina.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0217-0215bc.0001.anonymous
Valuation: € 89.00

(13.09 g, semilibral standard: weight 327 g / 2/12 = 13.6 g)
Condition: Almost very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0217-0215bc.0002.anonymous
Valuation: € 59.00

(11.32 g, semilibral standard: weight 327 g / 2/12 = 13.6 g)
Anonymous, Sextans, Rome, 215-212 B.C.
Sextans, Rome, 215-212 BC.
Av .: Merkur's head with winged hat to the right, above two spheres of value.
Rev .: Prora to the right, above ROMA, underneath two value spheres.
Condition: Very nice, wonderful patina.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0215-0212bc.0001.sextansanonym
Valuation: € 99.00

(14.11 g, quadrant standard: weight 327 g / 4/6 = 13.6 g)
Anonymous, Uncia, Rome, 215-212 BC.
Uncia, Rome, 215-212 BC.
Av .: Helmeted head of the Roma to the left, behind a value ball.
Rev .: Prora to the right, above ROMA, below a value ball.
Condition: Almost very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0215-0212bc.0001.anonymous
Valuation: € 59.00

(8.43 g, Trientaler Standard: weight 327 g / 3/12 = 9.1 g)
Anonymous, Semuncia, Rome, 215-212 BC.
Semuncia, Rome, 215-212 BC.
Av .: Mercury head with winged hat (Petasus) to the right.
Rev .: Prora to the right, above ROMA.
Condition: Almost very fine, good patina.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0215-0212bc.0001.anonymous
Valuation: € 49.00

(6.21 g, semi-liberal standard: weight 327 g / 2/24 = 6.8 g)
Condition: Very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0215-0212bc.0002.anonymous
Valuation: € 49.00

(6.92 g, semi-liberal standard: weight 327 g / 2/24 = 6.8 g)
Anonymous, Victoriat, Rome, from 211 BC.
Victoriat, Rome, from 211 BC.
Av .: Jupiter's head with laurel wreath to the right.
Rev .: Victoria to the right, wreath a tropaeum, in the ROMA section.
Crawford 44/1, Sear RCV [2000] 49
Condition: good very beautiful.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0211bc.0001.anonymous
Valuation: € 99.00

(2.90 g)
Condition: good beautiful.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0211bc.0002.anonymous
Valuation: € 69.00

(2.89 g)
Condition: beautiful.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0211bc.0004.anonymous
Valuation: € 39.00
Value according to R. Albert (vz / ss € 200.00, ss / s € 90.00)

(2.10 g)
Condition: Fine - very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0211bc.0005.anonymous
Valuation: € 49.00
Value according to R. Albert (vz / ss € 200.00, ss / s € 90.00)

(2.28 g)
Anonymous, denarius, Rome, after 211 BC.
Anonymous, As, Rome, after 211 BC.
Av .: Janus head with laurel wreath, above stamp I.
Rev .: Prora to the right, above stamp I, below ROMA.
Crawford 56/2, Sear RCV [2000] 627
Condition: Very nice, excellent patina.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0211-bc.0001.asanonymous
Valuation: € 159.00
Value according to R. Albert (vz / ss 400.00 €, ss / s 120.00 €)

(41.80 g, sottosestantal standard: weight 327 g / 8 = 41 g)
Condition: good very beautiful.
Inventory number: 2007.rrp.0211-bc.0001.asanonymous
Valuation: € 179.00
Value according to R. Albert (vz / ss 400.00 €, ss / s 120.00 €)

(41.30 g, sottosestantal standard: weight 327 g / 8 = 41 g)
Condition: Very nice, excellent patina.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0211-bc.0002.asanonymous
Valuation: € 139.00
Value according to R. Albert (vz / ss 400.00 €, ss / s 120.00 €)

(38.60 g, sottosestantal standard: weight 327 g / 8 = 41 g)
Condition: Very nice, excellent patina.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0211-bc.0003.asanonymous
Valuation: € 139.00
Value according to R. Albert (vz / ss 400.00 €, ss / s 120.00 €)

(31.89 g, Uncial Standard: weight 327 g / 12 = 27 g)
Condition: beautiful.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0211-bc.0004.asanonymous
Valuation: € 59.00
Value according to R. Albert (vz / ss 400.00 €, ss / s 120.00 €)

(21.09 g, Uncial Standard: weight 327 g / 12 = 27 g)
Anonymous, Quadrans, Rome, after 211 BC.
Quadrans, Rome, after 211 BC.
Av .: Hercules head with lion scalp to the right, behind it three spheres of value.
Rev .: Prora to the right, above ROMA, underneath three value spheres.
At the time of minting, it was officially preserved: Very nice, light brown patina.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0211-bc.0001.quadanonym
Valuation: € 59.00

Value according to R. Albert (vz / ss 150.00 €, ss / s 50.00 €)

(7.58 g, Uncial Standard: weight 327 g / 12/4 = 6.8 g)
Anonymous, Quadrans, southeastern Italy, 211-210 B.C.
Quadrans, southeastern Italy, 211-210 B.C.
Av .: Hercules head with lion scalp to the right, behind it three spheres of value.
Rev .: Prora to the right, above ROMA, in front of it Q, underneath three value spheres.
Crawford 86A / 3, Sear RCV [2000] 1063
Condition: beautiful.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0211-0210bc.0001.quadanonym
Valuation: 29.00 €

Value according to R. Albert (vz / ss € 225.00, ss / s € 80.00)

(8.58 g)
Anonymous, denarius, Rome, 206-195 BC.
Denarius, Rome, 206-195 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged helmet to the right, behind it a stamp X.
Rev .: Dioskuren galloping to the right with lances, below Rostrum tridens, in the ROMA frame.
Crawford 114/1, Sear RCV [2000] 54
Rostrum tridens denotes the triple ram of a warship.
Condition: Very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0206-0195bc.0001.anonymrostrum
Valuation: € 99.00

(4.17 g)
Anonymous, denarius, Rome, 206-195 BC.
Denarius, Rome, 206-195 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged helmet to the right, behind it C AES, in front of it stamp X.
Rev .: Dioskuren galloping to the right with lances, dog below , in the ROMA section.
Crawford 122/2, Sear RCV [2000] 54
Condition: good very beautiful.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0206-0195bc.0001.anonymous dog
Valuation: € 119.00

(x, xx g)
Caecilius Metellus (?), Quadrans, Rome, 194-190 BC.
Mint master Caecilius Metellus (?), Quadrans, Rome Mint, minted 194 - 190 BC.
Av .: Hercules head with lion scalp to the right, behind it three spheres of value.
Rev .: Prora to the right, above ME, below ROMA, in front of it three value balls.
Condition: Almost very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0194-0190bc.0001.cmetellus
Valuation: € 79.00

(2.65 g)
Denarius, Rome, 189-180 BC.
Denarius, Rome, 189-180 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged helmet to the right, to the left stamp X.
Rev .: Luna with staff in her right hand in Biga to the right, below TOD combined with Vogel, in the section ROMA.
Crawford 141/1, Sear RCV [2000] 68
In Latin, "todus" denotes a bird, so that there is a spoken sign with the additional character. The mint master's cognomen could thus be Todus.
Condition: good beautiful.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0189-0180bc.0001.todus
Valuation: € 39.00

(3.50 g)
Denarius, Rome, 189-180 BC.
Denarius, Rome, 189-180 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged helmet to the right, to the left stamp X.
Rev .: The Dioskuren galloping to the right with inserted lances, below CN CALP, in the ROMA section.
Crawford 153/1, Sear RCV [2000] 64
The mint master Cn. Calpurnius is probably the father of Cn. Calpurnius Piso, consul in 139 BC.
Condition: Almost very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0189-0180bc.0001.cncalpurnius
Valuation: € 59.00

(3.61 g)
Triens, Rome, 169-158 BC.
Triens, Rome, 169-158 BC.
Av .: Helmeted Minerva head to the right, above four spheres of value.
Rev .: Prora to the right, above BAL, below ROMA, in front of it four value balls.
Condition: Almost very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0169-0158bc.0001.bal
Valuation: € 59.00

(2.79 g)
Denarius, Rome, 168-158 BC.
Denarius, Rome, 168-158 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged griffin helmet to the right, behind it a stamp X.
Rev .: Luna with staff in Biga to the right, above Murex, below PVR, in the ROMA section.
Crawford 187/1, Albert 717
Anonymous, denarius, Rome, 157-156 BC.
Mintmaster Anonymous, Denarius, Rome Mint, minted 157 - 156 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged helmet to the right, behind it a stamp X.
Rev .: Victoria with staff in Biga to the right, below ROMA.
Crawford 197/1, Sear RCV [2000] 76
Condition: good very beautiful.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0157-0156bc.0001.anonymous
Valuation: € 119.00

(3.83 g)
Condition: Very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0157-0156bc.0002.anonymous
Valuation: € 79.00

(4.29 g)
Condition: Very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0157-0156bc.0003.anonymous
Valuation: € 79.00

(3.88 g)
Condition: Almost fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0157-0156bc.0004.anonymous
Valuation: € 39.00

(3.29 g)
Denarius, Rome, 150 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged helmet to the right, to the left stamp X.
Rev .: Victoria with whip in Biga to the right, below SAFRA, in the section ROMA.
Crawford 206/1, Sear RCV [2000] 85
Crawford reads Safra as a nickname, a more precise assignment is not possible.
Condition: good very beautiful.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0150bc.0001.safra
Valuation: € 149.00

(3.59 g)
Denarius, Rome, 150 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged griffin helmet to the right, behind it a stamp X.
Rev .: Luna with whip in Biga to the right, above the head of the Luna crescent moon, below FLAVS, in the ROMA section.
Crawford 207/1, Albert 830, Sear RCV [2000] 86
The mint master is probably a Decimius Flavus, a grandson of C. Decimius Flavus, praetor of the year 184 BC.
Condition: Very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0150bc.0001.decflavus
Valuation: € 79.00

(4.03 g)
Denarius, Rome, 149 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged helmet to the right, to the left stamp X.
Rev .: Victoria with whip in Biga to the right, below NATTA, in the section ROMA.
Crawford 208/1, Sear RCV [2000] 89
Condition: almost extremely fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0149bc.0001.pnatta
Valuation: € 149.00


(3.68 g)
As, Rome, 148 BC.
Av .: Janus head with laurel wreath, above stamp I.
Rev .: Prora to the right, above M ATILI, in front of stamp I, below ROMA.
Condition: Very nice, dark patina.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0148bc.0001.matilserranus
Valuation: € 89.00


(20.46 g)
As, Rome, 148 BC.
Av .: Janus head with laurel wreath, above stamp I.
Rev .: Prora to the right, above Q MARC, in front of it stamp I or LIBO, below it ROMA.
Condition: Very fine, beautiful patina, traces of circulation.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0148bc.0001.qmlibo
Valuation: € 89.00


(20.94 g)
Denarius, Rome, 147 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged helmet to the right, behind Victoria with wreath and stamp X.
Rev .: The Dioskuren galloping to the right with inserted lances, underneath C TER LVC, in the section ROMA.
Crawford 217/1, Sear RCV [2000] 93
The mint master is a C. Terentius Lucanus. Victoria on this coin may refer to the victory of the year 148 BC. remember in the 3rd Macedonian War.
Condition: Very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0147bc.0001.cterenlucanus
Valuation: € 79.00


(3.46 g)
Av .: Roma head with winged griffin helmet to the right, in front of the stamp X, behind it Cornucopiae.
Rev .: Dioscuri with lances on horseback staggered next to each other to the right, above each a star, below L CVP (partly in ligature), in the ROMA section.
Crawford 218/1, Albert 866
Denarius, Rome, 145 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged helmet to the right, in front of the stamp X, behind it a donkey's head.
Rev .: The Dioskuren galloping to the right with inserted lances, below M IVNI, in the ROMA section.
Crawford 220/1, Sear RCV [2000] 96
The mint master is a M. Junius Silanus. The donkey's head alludes to its cognomen, but it cannot be assigned more precisely.
Condition: Almost very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0145bc.0001.miunsilanus
Valuation: € 49.00


(3.68 g)
Denarius, Rome, 138 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged helmet to the right, behind it a stamp X.
Rev .: Juno with whip and scepter in Ziegenbiga to the right, below C RENI, in the section ROMA.
Crawford 231/1, Sear RCV [2000] 108
The family of the mint master C. Renius comes from Lanuvium, where a Juno sanctuary was located.
Condition: Very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0138bc.0001.crenius
Valuation: € 79.00


(3.54 g)
Condition: good beautiful.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0138bc.0003.crenius
Valuation: € 49.00


(3.53 g)
Denarius, Rome, 137 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged helmet to the left, in front of stamps X, behind TAMPIL (also TAMPI).
Rev .: Apollo with bow and arrow in quadriga to the right, below ROMA, in section M BAEBI Q F.
Crawford 236/1, Sear RCV [2000] 113
For the first time Roma head to the left. The representation of Apollo probably points to the introduction of the Ludi Apollinares in 212 BC. down.
Condition: Very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0137bc.0001.mbaeqftampilus
Valuation: € 69.00


(3.37 g)
Denarius, Rome, 140 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged helmet to the right, behind it a stamp X.
Rev .: Victoria with whip Biga to the right, above FLAC, below C VAL C F, in the section ROMA.
Crawford 228/2, Sear RCV [2000] 104
The mint master is probably a grandson of the praetor of the same name from 183 BC. and the father of the consul of the same name from 93 BC.
Condition: Almost very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0140bc.0001.cvalcfflaccus
Valuation: € 59.00


(3.42 g)
Denarius, Rome, 136 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged helmet to the right, in front of the stamp X, behind it TRIO.
Rev .: The dioscurs galloping to the right with inserted lances, below CN LVCR, in the ROMA section.
Crawford 237/1, Sear RCV [2000] 114
Condition: Almost very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0136bc.0001.cnlucretiustrio
Valuation: € 49.00


(3.73 g)
Denarius, Rome, 136 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged helmet to the right, behind wreath and stamps *, below ROMA.
Rev .: The Dioscuri with lances and heads facing each other on horseback, riding away from each other, in section C SERVEILI M F.
Crawford 239/1, Sear RCV [2000] 116
The mint master accused Lucullus of bribery. For the first time, ROMA appears on the obverse of this redesigned type of Dioskur.
Condition: Almost extremely fine, detailed, well stamped representation.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0136bc.0001.cservil
Valuation: € 129.00


(3.75 g)
T. Minucius C.f. Augurinus
Denarius, Rome, 134 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged helmet to the right, behind it stamps *
Rev .: Columna Minucia between ears of wheat, on it togatus, left togatus with bowl and loaf of bread, left foot on Modius, right veiled togatus with lituus, above RO - MA, left TI MINVCI C F, right AVGVRINI.
Crawford 243/1, Sear RCV [2000] 120
Condition: good very beautiful.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0134bc.0001.tmincfaugurinus
Valuation: € 139.00


(3.73 g)
Condition: Very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0134bc.0002.tmincfaugurinus
Valuation: € 89.00


(2.76 g)
Quadrans, Rome, 135 BC.
Quadrans, Rome, 135 BC.
Av .: Hercules head with lion scalp to the right, behind it three spheres of value.
Rev .: Prora to the right, above L TREBANI, below three value spheres, below ROMA.
Crawford 241/4, Sear RCV [2000] 1147
Condition: beautiful.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0135bc.0001.trebanius
Valuation: € 39.00


(2.71 g)
Denarius, Rome, 132 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged helmet to the right, behind GEM, in front of stamps *.
Rev .: Sol with whip to the right, below the ligature C ABVRI, in the section ROMA.
Crawford 250/1, Sear RCV [2000] 127
Condition: almost extremely fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0132bc.0001.cabugeminus
Valuation: € 169.00

(3.98 g)
Quadrans, Rome, 132 BC.
Quadrans, Rome, 132 BC.
Av .: Hercules head with lion scalp to the right, behind it three spheres of value.
Rev .: Prora to the right, above M FABRI / NI, below ROMA, in front of it three value balls.
Condition: Very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0132bc.0001.mfabrinius
Valuation: € 79.00

(3.90 g)
Condition: beautiful.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0132bc.0002.mfabrinius
Valuation: € 49.00

(5.11 g)
Denarius, Rome, 130 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged helmet to the right, in front of stamps *, behind Q METE.
Rev .: Jupiter with branch and double lightning in quadriga to the right, in the ROMA section.
Crawford 256/1, Sear RCV [2000] 132
The mint master is probably the consul from 123 BC.
Condition: good very beautiful.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0130bc.0001.qcaemetellus
Valuation: € 109.00

(3.82 g)
Condition: beautiful.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0130bc.0002.qcaemetellus
Valuation: € 39.00

(3.11 g)
Denarius, Rome, 131 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged helmet to the right, stamps * in front of it, apex behind.
Rev .: Mars, armed and with a trophy, in a galloping quadriga to the right, underneath L POST ALB, in the ROMA section.
Crawford 252/1, Sear RCV [2000] 128
The mint master is a son of L. Postumius Albinus, consul in 154 BC, who was also a Flamen Martialis, as indicated by the apex and the reverse.
Condition: Very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0131bc.0001.lpostalbinus
Valuation: € 89.00

(3.77 g)
T. Cloelius, Denarius, Rome, 128 BC.
C. Portius Cato, Denarius, Rome, 123 BC.
Mint master C. Portius Cato, denarius, Rome mint, minted in 123 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged helmet to the right, behind it a stamp X.
Rev .: Victoria with whip in Biga to the right, below C CATO, in the ROMA section.
Crawford 274/1, Sear RCV [2000] 149
The mint master C. Portius Cato was the consul from 114 BC.
Condition: beautiful.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0123bc.0002.cpcato
Valuation: € 39.00

(3.75 g)
Anonymous, denarius, Rome, 115/114 BC.
Anonymous, denarius, Rome mint, minted 115/114 BC.
Av .: Roma head with Corinthian helmet to the right, behind it a stamp X, below it ROMA.
Rev .: Roma sitting on two shields with a lance in their left hand, below a helmet, at their feet she wolf with twins to the right, left and right a flying bird.
Crawford 287/1, Sear RCV [2000] 164
Condition: good very beautiful.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0115 / 114bc.0001.anonymous
Valuation: € 129.00

(3.48 g)
Condition: Very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0115 / 114bc.0002.anonymous
Valuation: € 99.00

(3.47 g)
M. Porcius Laeca, Denarius, Rome, 125 BC.
Mint master M. Porcius Laeca, denarius, Rome mint, minted 125 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged helmet to the right, stamps * in front, LAECA behind.
Rev .: Libertas with rod and pileus in right. blasting quadriga, from left to right flying Victoria wreathed, below M PORC, in the section ROMA.
Condition: Extremely fine / very fine, well embossed image.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0125bc.0001.mplaeca
Valuation: € 99.00

(3.91 g)
Q. Fabius Maximus, Quadrans, Rome, 127 BC.
Mint master Q. Fabius Maximus, Quadrans, Rome Mint, minted in 127 BC.
Av .: Hercules head with lion scalp to the right, behind it three spheres of value.
Rev .: Prora to the right, above Q MX, below ROMA, in front of it three value spheres.
Condition: beautiful.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0127bc.0001.fabmaximus
Valuation: € 39.00

(4.19 g)
Denarius, Rome, 110/109 BC.
Denarius, Rome, 110/109 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged helmet to the right, above ROMA, in front of the stamp X, behind it P LAECA.
Rev .: Soldier puts Togatus right hand on head, on the right official with staff and rods, in the PROVOCO section.
Crawford 301/1, Sear RCV [2000] 178
Remembrance of the extension of the right of appeal (provocatio) against death sentences pronounced by the magistrates by an ancestor to citizens who do not live in Rome.
Condition: Very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0110 / 109bc.0001.pporciuslae
Valuation: € 129.00

(3.83 g)
Ap. Claudius Pulcher, T. Manlius Macinus, Q. Urbinius (?)
Ap. Claudius Pulcher, T. Manlius Macinus, Q. Urbinius (?), Denarius, Rome, 111/110 BC.
Mint master Ap. Claudius Pulcher, T. Manlius Macinus, Q. Urbinius (?), Denarius, Rome Mint, struck 111/110 BC.
Av .: Roma head with winged helmet to the right, behind it a triangle in a circle.
Rev .: Victoria in Triga to the right, in the section AP CL T MAL Q VR or T MAL AP CL Q VR.
Crawford 299/1, Sear RCV [2000] 176
The first mint master of the college was Ap. Claudius Pulcher, consul from 79 BC, the second is a T. Maloleius or T. Mallius (but see Crawford's note on 299 for a T. Manlius Macinus); Q VR is sometimes also read as Quaestores urbani, i.e. as an official title.
Condition: good beautiful.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0111 / 110bc.0001.apclaudpulchertmanqurb
Valuation: € 39.00

(3.50 g)
Condition: good beautiful.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0111 / 110bc.0003.apclaudpulchertmanqurb
Valuation: € 39.00

(3.59 g)
Condition: Almost fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0111 / 110bc.0004.apclaudpulchertmanqurb
Valuation: € 19.00

(2.92 g)
Denarius, Rome, 109/108 BC.
Denarius, Rome, 109/108 BC.
Av .: Head of Apollo (?) With oak wreath to the right, in front of it stamps *.
Rev .: Dioskuren from the front, dressed in chlamys, star over the head, left and right her horses, below L MEMMI.
Crawford 304/1, Sear RCV [2000] 181
Condition: Very fine, clearly embossed.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0109 / 0108bc.0001.lmemmi
Valuation: € 129.00

(3.75 g)
Denarius, Rome, 109/108 BC.
Denarius, Rome, 109/108 BC.
Av .: Roma head with feather adorned, star decorated helmet, behind it stamps *, above ROMA, in front of it CERCO.
Rev .: galley to the right, the bow decorated with a helmeted head, above Q LVTATI / Q, the whole thing in an oak wreath.
Crawford 305/1, Sear RCV [2000] 182
On the sea victory over the Carthaginians in 241 BC. his ancestor C. Lutatius Catulus off the Aegean Islands, with which the 1st Punic War was ended.
Condition: Very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0109 / 0108bc.0001.qlutcerco
Valuation: € 99.00

(3.79 g)
Denarius, Rome, 108/107 BC.
Denarius, Rome, 108/107 BC.
Av .: Draped bust of Victoria to the right, PIETAS behind, stamps * in front.
Rev .: Mars with lance and shouldered tropaeum to the left, in front of it apex, behind that ear, on the left L VALERI / FLACCI.
Crawford 306/1, Sear RCV [2000] 183
The mint master is probably the consul from 100 BC. His father was 131 BC. Consul and had the office of Flamen Martialis, as the reverse indicates.
Condition: Almost very fine.
Inventory number: 2005.rrp.0108 / 0107bc.0001.lvalflaccus
Valuation: € 59.00

(3.71 g)