Roman Republican Coins (Circa 280 - 41 BC)

The Roman Republic was that phase of ancient Roman civilization characterized by a republican form of government. The silver Republican denarii listed here fall within the Republican period which began with the overthrow of the Monarchy circa 509 BC, and lasted over 450 years until its subversion, through a series of civil wars, by a principate form of government and the Imperial period. The precise event which signalled the transition of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire is a matter of interpretation. Historians have proposed the appointment of Julius Caesar as perpetual dictator (44 BC); the Battle of Actium (2 September 31 BC); and the Roman Senate's grant of Octavian's extraordinary powers under the first settlement (January 16, 27 B.C.), as candidates for the defining pivotal event.

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Republican CoinageEarly Republican Coinage (Circa 280 - 128 BC)
Republican DenariusRepublican Coinage (Circa 127 - 91 BC)
Republican CoinsLater Republican Coinage (Circa 90 - 41 BC)


Example of a Republican Denarius coin we have sold recently:

Republican Coinage, Cnaeus Pompey Jr 'Hispania and Soldier' Denarius 017773

Republican Coinage, Cnaeus Pompey Jr., Moneyer Marcus Poblicius 'Hispania and Soldier' Denarius
Silver, 3.71 grams, 18.52 mm. Corduba. 46-45 BC. Obverse: M POBLICI LEG PRO, before head of Roma right, wearing Corinthian helmet, PR behind. Reverse: CN MAGNVS IMP, Hispania standing right with shield and spears, holding shield and two spears, presenting palm to soldier (said to be Cn. Pompey), standing left with foot on prow. Babelon 9; BMC 72; Crawford 469/1d; Sydenham 1035; Sear 1384. Good very fine, with 'arrow' banker's test strike.

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Republican Coinage, Cnaeus Pompey Jr 'Hispania and Soldier' Denarius 017773


Main Roman Coin Book and Other References:

RIC = Mattingly, Harold    The Roman Imperial Coinage
BMC = Coins of the Roman Empire in the British Museum
RSC = Seaby, H A    Roman Silver Coinage
RCV = Sear, David R    Roman Coins and Their Values
Cr = Crawford, Michael    The Roman Republican Coinage
SB = Sear, David R    Byzantine Coins and Their Values
S = Coins of England and the United Kingdom
WW = Wildwinds.com (reference & attribution site)



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