OLD TONED & WELL CENTERED 103BC Q. 2119 YEAR OLD ANCIENT AR (SILVER) DENARIUS. BEAUTIFUL OLD TONING OF FIRE ORANGE GOLDS, VIBRANT BLUES (in & around upper obverse devices), MIXED WITH LUSTROUS ANCIENT COIN SILVER GRAYS! (3.90 gm; 19 mm).
Head of Mars left, wearing crested helmet ornamented with feather at side and ring and volutes on bowl / Roman soldiers fighting Celt, protecting fallen comrade, Q. This 2119 year old Ancient Roman Republic AR Denarius records the brave deeds of the moneyers ancestor and namesake, Quintus Minucius Q. He was elected consul in 193 and given Liguria as his province. Liguria was currently held by hostile forces. From his command center in Pisa, he engaged in total war against the Ligurians.His command was extended into the following year, during which time he defeated the Ligurian forces very near Pisa. He remained proconsul in Liguria 191190.
During such time it's believed he won the distinction of the corona civica, the second highest military award to which a Roman could aspire, by saving the life of a fellow soldier in battle through slaying an enemy on a spot not further held by the enemy army that day - this feat is depicted on the reverse. Mars , was the mythical Roman god of war. In earlier Roman history, prior to Rome's military expansions, he was a god of spring, growth in nature, fertility, and the protector of cattle. Mars is also mentioned as an earth-god, and this could explain why he became a god of death, and finally a god of war.Mythical legend has it that he was the son of Jupiter and Juno. According to some, Mars is the father of Romulus and Remus by the Vestal Ilia (Rhea Silvia). Because he was the father of these legendary founders of Rome, and thus of the Roman people, the Romans styled themselves'sons of Mars'. AR DENARIUS NGC XF 103 BC MARS GLADIATORS TONED" is in sale since Sunday, March 21, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Republic (300 BC-27 BC)". The seller is "optimuscmt" and is located in California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.