Moneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. L. Livineius Regulus. Rome, 42 BC. AR Denarius

Ancient Coins - Moneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. L. Livineius Regulus. Rome, 42 BC. AR Denarius
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Moneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. L. Livineius Regulus. Rome, 42 BC. AR Denarius, 4.25g (17mm, 12h). Bare head right / Venatio scene: in foreground, lion charging right toward a bestiarius who spears it; in background on left, a wounded bear (or bull?) sits right; on right, another bestiarius, holding sword and shield, defends himself against a tiger charging left; L • REGVLVS in exergue.

Price: $5,750


The rationale behind the interesting reverse type of L. Livineius Regulus has been widely discussed. It has been suggested that the scene exemplifies the passion the Livineia gens had for the gladiatorial games. The wounded bear has been thought to actually be a bull to symbolize the victory at Thapsus (modern Tunisia). The obverse portrait is likely to be the moneyers father who was a friend of both Caesar and Cicero. He also fought at Thapsus which ties in nicely with the reverse imagery.


References: Crawford 494/30; CRI 179; Grueber 4271; Sydenham 1112; Livineia 12; BMCRR Rome 4271-2; RBW 1735.

Grade: Some minor wear on the right figures on reverse, otherwise very complete and pleasant. Pretty cabinet toning. EF

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价格 品种: rr1128
US$ 5,750.00
  • € 5,207.77
  • £ 4,465.45
  • AUD 8,387.53
  • CHF 5,714.35
  • CAD 7,607.25

利率: 11/11/19

发货从: United States