obolos 16
11. October 2020
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Lot 1090
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
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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.

From a Dutch collection, acquired from Freeman & Sear.

As Roman moneyers typically promoted their family history on their coinage, the reverse design probably recalls a specific event of one of the moneyer's ancestors. Perhaps it illustrates the deeds of one Quintus Minucius Thermus, consul in 193 BC, who distinguished himself by killing 9,000 Ligure warriors in the neighborhood of Pisa and driving the remaining enemy from the field of battle (Livy XXXV, 21.7-8). For this heroic deed the ancestor was not awarded a triumph, although he had received one earlier for conquering the Iberians near Turdo in Spain.
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Online bidding closes:
11 Oct 2020 23:05:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
22 Oct 2020 19:56:32 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
280 CHF by bidder816 (Bids: 9)

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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
Lot 1091
Starting Price: 50 CHF
C. Fabius C.f. Hadrianus, 102 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.96 g, 7 h), Rome. Veiled and turreted head of Cybele right; behind, M. Rev. C · FABI· C · F Victory driving galloping biga right; below, stork standing right. Babelon, (Fabia) 15. Crawford 322/1a. Sydenham 589. Lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Lot 1092
Starting Price: 75 CHF
L. Julius, 101 BC. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.81 g, 7 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, grain ear. Rev. L · IVLI Victory driving galloping biga to right. Babelon, (Julia) 3. Crawford 323/1. Sydenham 555. An attractive piece, lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
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