obolos 16
11. October 2020
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Lot 1088
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
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M. Herennius, 108-107 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.95 g, 1 h), Rome. PIE(TA)S Diademed head of Pietas to right. Rev. M · HERENNI One of the Catanaean brothers running right, bearing his father on his shoulders; in right field, C. Babelon, (Herennia) 1a. Crawford 308/1b. Sydenham 567a. Lightly toned, well centered and clear. Very fine.



The brothers Amphinomus and Anapius from Catania in Sicily are said to have carried their aging parents upon their shoulders during an eruption of Mt. Etna. The familial devotion in doing this at the sacrifice of all their worldly possessions delighted the gods, who caused the fires around them to be parted, thus allowing the family to escape unharmed. Familial piety was most sacred to the Romans, a people who worshipped their ancestors (the familial lares) and who considered themselves the descendants of Aeneas who likewise carried his family to safety from the devastation of Troy during its sack by the Greeks.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
11 Oct 2020 23:04:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
22 Oct 2020 19:12:12 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
140 CHF by bidder816 (Bids: 10)

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Lot 1088
Starting Price: 50 CHF
M. Herennius, 108-107 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.95 g, 1 h), Rome. PIE(TA)S Diademed head of Pietas to right. Rev. M · HERENNI One of the Catanaean brothers running right, bearing his father on his shoulders; in right field, C. Babelon, (Herennia) 1a. Crawford 308/1b. Sydenham 567a. Lightly toned, well centered and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Lot 1089
Starting Price: 75 CHF
L. Appuleius Saturninus, 104 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.98 g, 6 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to left. Rev. L · SATVRN Saturn driving galloping quadriga right, holding harpa in his right hand; below, R surrounded by four pellets. Babelon, (Appuleia) 1. Crawford 317/3b. Sydenham 578a. A well centered strike. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Lot 1090
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Q. Thermus M.f, 103 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.98 g, 9 h), Rome. Head of Mars left, wearing crested helmet ornamented with plume and annulet. Rev. Q · (THE)RM · (MF) Two warriors fighting, each armed with a sword in their right hand and a shield on their left arm; the one on the left protects a fallen comrade, the other wears horned helmet. Babelon, (Minucia) 19. Crawford 319/1. Sydenham 592. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
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