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21 February 2021
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Lot 445
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
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Q. Thermus M.f, 103 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.95 g, 9 h), Rome. Head of Mars to left, wearing crested helmet ornamented with plume and annulet. Rev. Q · (THE)RM · (MF) Two warriors fighting, each armed with a sword in his right hand and a shield on his left arm; the one on the left protects a fallen comrade, the other wears horned helmet. Babelon (Minucia) 19. Crawford 319/1. Sydenham 592. Lightly toned. Good very fine.

From the Trausnitz Collection, ex Künker 26, 11 March 1994, 269.

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:
21 Feb 2021 18:42:30 CET
Current Date & Time:
17 Sep 2021 21:36:30 CEST
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220 CHF by MailBidder4456 (Bids: 11)

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Lot 445
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Q. Thermus M.f, 103 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.95 g, 9 h), Rome. Head of Mars to left, wearing crested helmet ornamented with plume and annulet. Rev. Q · (THE)RM · (MF) Two warriors fighting, each armed with a sword in his right hand and a shield on his left arm; the one on the left protects a fallen comrade, the other wears horned helmet. Babelon (Minucia) 19. Crawford 319/1. Sydenham 592. Lightly toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Lot 446
Starting Price: 75 CHF
L. Cassius Caecianus, 102 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 4.02 g, 1 h), Rome. CÆICIN Bust of Ceres to left, slight drapery at neck, wreathed with grain ears; to upper right, ·A. Rev. L · CASSI Two yoked oxen left; above, ·X. Babelon (Cassia) 4. Crawford 321/1. Sydenham 594. Lightly toned. Thin die-break on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 101 CHF
Lot 447
Starting Price: 100 CHF
P. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus, 100 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.84 g, 10 h), Rome. ROMA Bare-headed bust of young Hercules right, seen from behind, wearing lion's skin and holding club over far shoulder; above to left, Boeotian shield; behind ·/M/·. Rev. LE(NTV) · (MAR) · F Roma standing facing, holding spear in right hand, being crowned by Genius of the Roman People standing left, holding wreath wreath in right hand and cornucopiae in left; ·/M/· in field; all within laurel wreath. Babelon (Cornelia) 25. Crawford 329/1a. Sydenham 604. Lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
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