AR (serrate) Denarius of Mn. Aquillius Mn.f. Mn.n. 71 BC., Roman Republic, Consul Man. Aquillius restoring the glory of Sicily at 101 BC., an interesting historical type

Ancient Coins - AR (serrate) Denarius of Mn. Aquillius Mn.f. Mn.n. 71 BC., Roman Republic, "Consul Man. Aquillius restoring the glory of Sicily at 101 BC., an interesting historical type"
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Mn. Aquillius Mn.f. Mn.n. 71 BC., Roman Republic (family Aquillia)

Denomination

AR (serrate) Denarius

Date Struck

71 BC.

Mint

Rome

Obverse

Draped bust of Virtus right, wearing crested helmet, ornamented at the side with feather, IIIVIR (tresvir) behind, VIRTVS before

Reverse

The consul Man. Aquillius, standing facing in military dress, head right, with right hand raising kneeling and slumped Sicilia, shield in left hand, MN AQVIL on right, MNFMNN on left, SICIL in ex

Weight

3.89 grams

Diameter

19/18 mm

Reference

Crawford 401/1; Sydenham 798; Aquillia 2

Grade

Extremely fine, well struck, mint luster, bright metal

Comments


Man. Aquillius (the moneyer's grandfather) was co-consul with Marius in 101 BC. and was sent to Sicily to suppress the slave rebellion of Salvius (the second slave war in Sicily), which cut the grain supply to Rome and threatened famine. He succeeded the next year and this coin type commemorates his valor (Virtus). It is also the first time the III VIR triumviral title appears on coinage.

He was awarded an ovation by the Senate for his "raising of Sicily" wich is depicted symbolically on the reverse of this attractive denarius.


Ancient Coins - AR (serrate) Denarius of Mn. Aquillius Mn.f. Mn.n. 71 BC., Roman Republic,
Prezzo SKU : Alan437
€ 450.00
349.00
(Salvato € 101.00)
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Quotazione: 12/10/19

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