P.CORNELIUS LENTULUS MARCELLINUS, Rome, 50 B.C. Silver Denarius: Consul/Temple

Ancient Coins - P.CORNELIUS LENTULUS MARCELLINUS, Rome, 50 B.C. Silver Denarius: Consul/Temple
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P. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus moneyer
Silver Denarius (20mm, 3.73 gm. 7h.), Rome , 50 B.C. Very Rare and Interesting.
Head of the consul, M. Claudius Marcellus right, [MARCELLINVS] before, triskelis behind.
M. Claudius Mar. carrying trophy within tetrastyle temple, MARCELLVS on right, COS QVINQ on left.
Reference: RSC Claudia 11; B.M.C. 4206; Syd. 1147; Craw. 439/1

This type relates to two great events in the history of the moneyer's family, both connected with the career of M. Claudius Marcellus, the most illustrious of all who bore that name, and who was consul five times. He captured Syracuse in B.C. 211 and in B.C. 222 he had dedicated, in the temple of Jupiter Feretrius, the spoils he had taken from the Gaulish chief Britomartus, who he slew with his own hand. An ancestor of the moneyer with the name Claudius was adopted by the Cornelia gens.



Price SKU: 4061
US$ 800.00
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  • CAD 1,062.81

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