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21 February 2021
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Lot 420
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
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Sex. Pompeius Fostlus, 137 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.99 g, 9 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, jug; below chin, X. Rev. SEX · PO FOSTLVS / ROMA She-wolf standing right, head left, suckling Romulus and Remus; behind, the shepherd Faustulus standing to right; in background, birds in a fig tree. Babelon (Pompeia) 1. Crawford 235/1c. Sydenham 461a. Flan a little tight, otherwise, good very fine.

From the Trausnitz Collection, ex G. Hirsch 184, 23 November 1994, 559.

It was the childless shepherd, Faustulus, shown on the reverse of this coin holding his staff, who discovered the twins, Romulus and Remus, along the banks of the Tiber while they were being suckled by the she-wolf Lupa. He and his wife, Acca Laurentia, then raised the boys in their home as if they were their own. Years later, after Romulus had killed his brother in a fit of rage, he founded the city of Rome on the old family homestead.
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Online bidding closes:
21 Feb 2021 18:30:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
17 Sep 2021 21:28:15 CEST
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320 CHF by bidder816 (Bids: 7)

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Lot 420
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Sex. Pompeius Fostlus, 137 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.99 g, 9 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, jug; below chin, X. Rev. SEX · PO FOSTLVS / ROMA She-wolf standing right, head left, suckling Romulus and Remus; behind, the shepherd Faustulus standing to right; in background, birds in a fig tree. Babelon (Pompeia) 1. Crawford 235/1c. Sydenham 461a. Flan a little tight, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Lot 421
Starting Price: 75 CHF
M. Baebius Q.f. Tampilus, 137 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 4.01 g, 8 h), Rome. TAMPIL Helmeted head of Roma to left. Rev. ROMA / M · BAEBI · Q · F Apollo driving fast quadriga to right, holding bow and reins in his left hand and branch in his right. Babelon (Baebia) 12. Crawford 236/1c. Sydenham 489. Lightly toned. Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Lot 422
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Ti. Minucius C.f. Augurinus, 134 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.91 g, 1 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X. Rev. RO-MA / TI MINVCI C F / AVGVRINI Two togate figures, the one on left holding a simpulum in his right hand, the one on the right a lituus in his right hand, standing on either side of Ionic column surmounted by a small statue; grain ears on either side of the column. Babelon (Minucia) 9. Crawford 243/1. Sydenham 494. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
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