Cornelia 71/Brutus 6
Circa 43/42 BC. Roman Republic silver denarius.
Mint – moving with Brutus and Cassius
On the front side of the coin is a sacrificial axe, a simpulum or vessel and a knife. Beneath these items are the letters BRVTVS.
Ref: Cornelia 71; Sydenham 1310; Crawford 500/7; Sear 1436. This currency is also, or often, catalogued as a Brutus 6.
On the reverse side of this coin is a capis, or Roman one-handled vessel on the left and a litus, which is a crooked staff, on the right. Underneath are the letters LENTVLVS SPINT.
~ NOTES ~
"Lentulus was sent by Cassius to help Brutus." (Roman Silver Coins, Volume 1 - Republic to Augustus by H.A.Seaby, London 1952, p.102.) ... 'Lentulus' refers to P. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther
For Further Reading on the Cornelia 71:
a. Coins of the Roman Republic in the British Museum by H. A. Grueber London, 1910, Vol. II, pgs. 483, 80 b. Roman Silver Coins Vol.I Republic to Augustus by H.A.Seaby 1952, pgs 34 & 102 c. The Coinage of the Roman Republic by Edward A. Sydenham, 1976, pgs. 204, 242 d. Roman Coins and Their Values by David Sear, Vol.1, 2000, pg. 274 e. Roman Republican Coinage Volume I by Michael H. Crawford 2001, pg. 514
Cornelia 70 - Identical to Cornelia 71 but struck in gold.
Babelon 70, Crawford 500/6, Sydenham 1309. This coin is also catalogued as a Junia 40 and, or, a Servilia 27
For Further Reading on the Cornelia 70:
a. Coins of the Roman Republic in the British Museum by H. A. Grueber London, 1910, Vol. II, pg. 483 b. The Coinage of the Roman Republic by Edward A. Sydenham, 1976, pgs. 204, 242 c. Roman Republican Coinage Volume I by Michael H. Crawford 2001, pg. 514
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