Early Republic Denarii

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  1. JBGood

    JBGood Collector of coinage Supporter

    This is my earliest Roman Republic Denarius.

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    M. Furius L.f. Philus. 120 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.78 g, 12h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Janus / Roma standing left, holding wreath and scepter; to left, trophy of Gallic arms flanked by a carnyx and shield on each side; star above. Crawford 281/1; Sydenham 529; Furia 18. VF, lightly toned.

    Post your "earliest" Republic Denarii
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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter


    My earliest RR are:

    Æ Uncia
    Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma left, pellet behind
    Rev.: Galley prow right, ROMA above, pellet below
    Rome mint, 217-215 BC
    25mm, 8.8g, 3h
    Reference: Crawford 38/6, Sydenham 86 , BMC 88
    Ex JAZ Numismatics
    Anonymous Roman Republic.jpg

    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, X
    REVERSE: The Dioscuri galloping right; in exergue, ROMΛ in raised letters within linear frame
    Struck at Rome 214-213 BC
    19.8mm, 3.45g
    Sydenham 140. Crawford 44/5
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  4. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Supporter! Supporter

    Nices ones.

    Since the game is earliest denarius, then for me it would be that one

    M. Atilius Saranus, Denarius Rome mint, 148 BC
    Helmeted head of Rome right, SARAN downwards behind, X below chin
    Dioscurs riding right, M.ATILI in field, ROMA at exergue
    3.66 gr
    Ref : RCV # 92, RSC, Atilia # 8v.

  5. red_spork

    red_spork Triumvir monetalis Supporter

    My earliest denarius:
    Roman Republic AR Denarius(19.9mm, 3.87g, 4h). Anonymous("Crescent" series). Circa 207 B.C. Rome mint. Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, X. Border of dots / Dioscuri galloping right; above, crescent; in linear frame, ROMA. Line border. Crawford 57/2; Sydenham 265

    I really need to pick up one of the slightly earlier types closer to 212 BC
  6. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray David Hendin Fan Supporter

    My Only Roman Republic Denarius


  7. Quant.Geek

    Quant.Geek Well-Known Member

    @red_spork , that is a very nice Denarius with an excellent strike all around. Very jealous!
  8. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    I don't see anything, just a link that says 'view attachment' which takes me to an error page.
  9. JBGood

    JBGood Collector of coinage Supporter


    I don't know what happens to the original post. But here it is.
  10. Pishpash

    Pishpash Well-Known Member

  11. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    Ah, thank you for reposting it. A very lovely piece that needs to be seen!
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  12. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    Nice denarii. Some early, pre 200 BC, ones of mine.
    I picked up these at the same coin show a few years ago, so I tend to look at them together. All are early anonymous denarii, two with symbols and one without. Roma on obverse and Dioscurii on reverse -
    L to R
    Cr 75/1c, 209 - 208 BC, C.AL but no letters
    Cr 76/1b, 209 - 208 BC, branch
    Cr 114/1, 206 - 185 BC, Rostrum Tridens
  13. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  14. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    All are nice!

    my oldest

    Roman Republic, C. Antestius, 146 B.C.

    Silver denarius, SRCV 95/1, Sydenham 411, Crawford 219/1e, RSC I Antestia 1, VF, Rome mint, weight 3.971g, maximum diameter 17.3mm, die axis 90o, 146 B.C.; obverse head of Roma right in winged helmet, C ANTESTI behind, X below chin; reverse Dioscuri riding right, puppy with both fore feet raised below, ROMA in a linear frame in ex, linear border
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  15. Carthago

    Carthago Does this look infected to you?

    Here's a few early denarii:

    Anonymous Denarius, Sicily circa 209-208, AR (4.20g, 19.7mm, 12h). Helmeted head of Roma r., with loop beneath visor; behind head, branch and below chin, X. Rev. The Dioscuri galloping r.; below, ROMA in linear frame. Sydenham 201. RBW 322. Crawford 76/1a.

    Anonymous Denarius 76-1a NAC 2016.jpg

    Anonymous AR Denarius (4.33g, 20mm, 12h). Rome, after 211 BC. Helmeted head of Roma right with peaked visor; X behind / Dioscuri riding right, ROMA in linear border in exergue. Sydenham 168; Crawford 53/2.

    Anonymous AR Denarius After 211 BC 44-5 Roma 9-2012.jpg
    Denarius serratus, Sicily (?) circa 209-208, AR (3.91g, 21mm, 2h). Helmeted head of Roma r.; behind, X. Rev. The Dioscuri galloping r.; below, six-spoked wheel. In exergue, [ROMA]. Sydenham 519. Crawford 79/1.

    Anonymous Serratus Denarius 79-1 NAC 2014.jpg
  16. Carausius

    Carausius Brother, can you spare a sestertius?

    @Carthago your 76/1a has an exceptionally detailed reverse die. You can make out the tassels on the boots of the Dioscuri!
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  17. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE

    Battered and Tattered... I've been SHATTERED!
    RR Anon 189-179 BCE AR Den Roma Luna Biga S 69 Cr 158-1 Obv-Rev.jpg
    RR Anon 189-179 BCE AR Den Roma Luna Biga S 69 Cr 158/1

    My earliest Denarius:
    RR Anon Roma 211-206 BCE ROMA incuse Dioscuri Sear 37 Craw 44-5 Obv-Rev.jpg
    RR Anon Roma 211-206 BCE ROMA incuse Dioscuri Sear 37 Craw 44/5

    And several PRE-DENARIUS coinage too!!! :D
  18. Puckles

    Puckles Cat Whisperer

    Roman Republic Denarius L. Cupiennius 147 BC Obv TM 783752413 $174.00 Oct 2014.jpg Roman Republic Denarius L. Cupiennius 147 BC Castor and Pollux Dioscuri Rev TM 783752413.jpg

    Roman Republic Denarius L. Cupiennius 147 BC. Dioscuri and Roma in exergue.

    My only Roman Republic coin and my favourite ancient. So thrilled to have it.
  19. Mikey Zee

    Mikey Zee Delenda Est Carthago

    Terrific posts everyone!!!

    Presently, my 'oldest denarius' is this Junius example--the Roma and Dioscuri type, 149 BC:
    Roma and dioscuri denarius.jpg
  20. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member

    Mine is like Mikey's with the major exception that his is solid and mine is plated.
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    Volodya Junior Member

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