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2 January 2022
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Lot 758
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
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Sex. Pompeius Fostlus, 137 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.89 g, 6 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) 1a. Crawford 235/1c. Sydenham 461a. Toned. Very fine.

From an old collection in Geneva, acquired from Monnaies et Medailles, on July 1948 (possibly FPL 74, 267).

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:
02 Jan 2022 20:19:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
22 May 2022 23:09:41 CEST
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Hammer Price:
120 CHF by 81_Carlos_81 (Bids: 4)

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Lot 758
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Sex. Pompeius Fostlus, 137 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.89 g, 6 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) 1a. Crawford 235/1c. Sydenham 461a. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Lot 759
Starting Price: 50 CHF
L. Antestius Gragulus, 136 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.90 g, 5 h), Rome. GRAG Helmeted head of Roma to right; below chin, XVI monogram. Rev. L · (ANTE)S / ROMA Jupiter in quadriga galloping to right, hurling thunderbolt with his right hand and holding scepter in his left. Babelon (Antestia) 9. Crawford 238/1. Sydenham 451. Nice toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Lot 760
Starting Price: 50 CHF
L. Antestius Gragulus, 136 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.74 g, 11 h), Rome. GRAG Helmeted head of Roma to right; below chin, XVI monogram. Rev. L · ANTES / ROMA Jupiter in quadriga galloping to right, hurling thunderbolt with his right hand and holding scepter in his left. Babelon (Antestia) 9. Crawford 238/1. Sydenham 451. Scratches, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
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