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Bronze Æ 22 mm, 6,37 g
Pontic Kingdom, Amisos. Mithradates VI. 120-63 B.C, local civic issue of common type under Mithradates VI. 100-85 B.C. Facing Gorgonion as boss of fleece (aegis)-covered, octagonal shield / AMI-ΣOY, ethnic across fields divided by Nike, walking right, holding wreath and palm-branch; monograms in lower fields. SNG Cop.167 var; SNG BM Black Sea 1177-91; HGC 7, 242
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Next: An assassination of a would-be tyrant, "Et Tu Bru.....?" (the unkindest cut of them all), subject of a famous play by Shakespeare - Any coin of any of the characters.
next, any coin relating to his assassin Brutus , family, ancestry etc,,,
a nice portrait of Julius Caesar, @octavius. Here's my almost comical portrait of Octavian and his "father".
Octavian and Divus Julius Caesar, South Italy, 38 BC. Æ Sestertius (or Dupondius?) (28mm, 8.84g, 3h). Bare head of Octavian r. R/ Wreathed head of Divus Julius Caesar r. Crawford 535/1; RPC I 620 (contemporary imitation?)
I haven't pull this one out recently - Brutus advertising his tyrannicidal ancestors on both maternal and paternal sides....a warning to would be tyrants in 54 BC.
Next: a coin with fine style...
Next: more beeeeautiful Roman Republic coins
L SCRIBONIUS LIBO ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS SCRIBONIA
OBVERSE: BON EVENT LIBO, diademed head of Bonus Eventus right
REVERSE: PVTEAL above, SCRIBON below, well-head ornamented with garland and two lyres, hammer at base
Rome 62 BC
Cr416/1a., Scribonia 8a
Next: Well-head (decorated or not)
Next: head , well decorated
next , another RR with Libertas....
Next: Nicely toned Roman Republican coin.
mark of value * (= 16) under right chin is worn off], one dot beneath head / Rev. Galley left with three rowers, gubernator (pilot) at stern, rudder beneath stern, apotropaic eye on side, three-pronged ram with wolf’s head above extending from prow, banners/streamers extending from stern, C • FONT above (N and T in monogram), ROMA below. Crawford 290/1, RSC I Fonteia 1 (ill.), Sear RCV I 167 (ill.), Sydenham 555, BMCRR Italy 597-616. 20 mm., 3.90 g. Ex Auctiones GmbH, eAuction 67, Lot 55, 15 March 2020; ex CNG Auction May 2012, Lot 293; ex Bruce R. Brace Collection.*
* According to H.A. Seaby in RSC I (at p. 48), the Janiform head on the obverse relates to the origins of the Fonteia gens -- which claimed as its founder Fons or Fontus, supposedly the son of Janus -- and the galley on the reverse relates to the naval exploits of the moneyer’s ancestor P. Fonteius Capito, who was praetor in Sardinia in 169 BCE. Crawford disagrees. (See Vol. I at p. 305.) He states that there is no good evidence for the existence of Fontus, and that the Janiform head should instead be regarded as that of the Dioscuri, because the gens Fonteia came from Tusculum, the chief cult-center of the Dioscuri in Latium. Crawford also states that the reverse is “doubtless” an allusion to the transmarine origin of Telegonus (the son of Ulysses and Circe), who was the legendary founder of Tusculum. Sear agrees with Crawford. [Remainder of footnote omitted.]
Next, another Roman Republican denarius depicting a galley (or other ship) on the reverse.
Next: coin with ROMA on it
L. Cupiennius, 147 BC.
Roman Republican AR denarius, 3.89 g, 17.7 mm, 3 h.
Rome, 147 BC.
Obv: Helmeted head of Roma, right; cornucopiae behind; denominational mark X before.
Rev: Dioscuri galloping right; L·CVP (VP ligatured) below; ROMA in exergue.
Refs: Crawford (RRC) 218/1; RSC Cupiennia 1; Sydenham (CRR) 404; RCV 94.
Next: Inscription with ligature letters.
Mn. Fonteius C.f. 85 BC. AR Denarius 3.72gr. Rome
MN·FONTEI (NT ligate)– C·F Laureate head of Apollo Veiovis r.; below, thunderbolt and below chin, RA ligate. Rev. Cupid on goat r.; above, pileii. In exergue, thyrsus. The whole within laurel wreath. FFC 717. B. Fonteia 9. Syd. 724. Cr. 353/1a.
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Thrace, Philippopolis. Marcus Aurelius AE19. Ares Borghese
Obv: Marcus Aurelius bust r.
Rev: Ares Borghese, nude, stg. l, round shield on his r. forearm.
Next: Deity and epithet.
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