WTS: Roman Republic silver and bronze

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by red_spork, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. red_spork

    red_spork Triumvir monetalis Supporter

    I'm selling off a few coins to raise funds to buy some new Abafil trays(and free up some space in the meantime) as my current ones are running out of space. Shipping is $3 in the US for USPS First Class in a bubble mailer, unless you buy more than one coin in which case it's free. Payment by PayPal. As always, all coins are guaranteed genuine and if you have any questions or would like additional information, feel free to PM me.

    1. This is a big huge bronze, about the diameter of a US half dollar, but thicker and heavier. This is an as of the moneyer Pinarius Natta with a beautiful natural green patina and some remaining dirt. It's a little worn, but very well struck with nearly complete devices on both sides. Price reduced:$99
    Roman Republic Æ as(24.68g 31mm), NAT(Pinarius Natta?), moneyer, 155 B.C. Rome mint. Laureate head of bearded Janus, I above / Prow right; above, NAT; below, ROMA. Crawford 200/2

    2. This is a denarius of Mn Aemilius Lepidus. You can find some great information about the type posted by Bing here. This denarius is a bit worn but still a rather nice piece and priced accordingly $75
    Roman Republic AR denarius(3.65g, 19.93mm). Mn. Aemilius Lepidus, moneyer, 114/113 BC. Rome mint. Laureate female bust right(Roma?), draped and wearing diadem; before, RO[MA] upwards; behind, [XVI]. Border of dots / Three arches, on which stands equestrian statue - horseman wears cuirass and wreath, and holds spear in right hand; around, [MN]•AEMILIO; between arches, L E P. Border of dots. Crawford 291/1; Babelon Aemilia 7; Sydenham 554

    3. I'm listing these coins as a pair because in my opinion they go together. Both are issues of Roman Quaestors and both have a head of Roma on the obverse with moneyers' names in wreaths on the reverse, a real clash of cultures! In many ways, these are very early Roman Provincials and some of the earliest Roman coins struck in the Greek world. There's been some debate over the years about the identity of these men and the exact dating and circumstances of these two issues, but here I follow Pierre MacKay's dating from "Bronze Coinage in Macedonia, 168-166 BC" who places these at the end of the Third Macedonian War. I can provide a scan of the paper if you're interested. The Publilius coin is rather common but the Fulcinnius is a little later and noticeably scarcer. Both are yours for $125
    Macedon under Roman Rule. Gaius Publilius, Quaestor, Æ22 (10.65g), 168-167 BC. Helmeted head of Roma right / ΓΑΙΟΥ ΤΑΜΙΟΥ ΠΟΠΛΙΛΙΟΥ in two lines within wreath. MacKay, "Bronze Coinage In Macedonia, 168-166 BC," ANSMN 14 (1968), pp. 5, pl.III, 2; SNG Copenhagen 1320.

    Macedon under Roman Rule, Æ21(9.17g). Lucius Fulcinius, Quaestor, 167 BC. Head of Roma right, wearing winged helmet terminating at the top in the head of a griffin. Border of dots / ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ ΤΑΜΙΟΥ ΛΕΥΚΙΟΥ ΦΟΛΚΙΝΝΙΟΥ in three lines within a wreath of oak-leaves. Above, monogram. Line border. MacKay, "Bronze Coinage In Macedonia, 168-166 BC," ANSMN 14 (1968), pp. 6-7, pl.III, 7; BMC Macedonia 80.

    4. This last coin is a really fascinating ancient silver imitation from Eastern Europe, likely a Celtic or Thracian tribe. You almost never find these solid silver imitations for sale. I collected basically every example I found for years and only wound up with 1-2 per year after scouring tons of sources. This imitates a denarius of C Calpurnius Piso Frugi, the original type being struck circa 61 BC, and this imitation likely being later probably in the early Imperial period. Two pictures attached as mine is a bit harsh in terms of lighting but shows the nice toning that is progressing on this coin, and the seller's which is what it looked like when I bought it. I'm asking exactly what I paid for this coin $125
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