Coinmaster Posted May 22 · Member Share Posted May 22 Hi all, on my wish list is this great denarius from L. Marcius Philippus (RRC 425/1), from 56 BC. Frontside: Head of Ancus Marcius, right, wearing diadem. | ANCVS Backside: Aqueduct, on which stands equestrian statue; at horse's feet, flower. | PHILIPPVS AQVAM͡A͡R It seems the coin type is not rare at all. I'm curious about any background information: could anyone share some light on the purpose of the coin production, etc.? It seems Ancus Marcius was a Roman king from the 7th century BC (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancus_Marcius) and the aquaduct was the Aqua Marcia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqua_Marcia). The aquaduct was built by the praetor Quintus Marcius Rex. So I guess L. Marcius Philippus commemorates with the coin type his great ancestors on both front- and backside. Any additional remarks? And please share your aquaduct coins and additional stories! These are great architectural works don't you think? (image source: https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b10437060k) 27 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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