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Offline Pellinore

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Remi Three Brothers
« on: March 22, 2020, 10:01:11 AM »
I don't know for certain that this coin shows three brothers, but it seems likely. Two brothers can be strong, as comrades. But three brothers - they must be invincible.

Potin Remi 60-40 BC. Obv. Three heads t.l. with text OVVI. Rev. Biga with something like .EMO. 16 mm, 2.55 gr.

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Re: Remi Three Brothers
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 10:13:18 AM »
Really charming coin. Having two brothers, three can also quarrel a lot !
Looks like this was cast ? And then polished by time.

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Re: Remi Three Brothers
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 10:55:40 AM »
Yes, a cast potin, these typically have smooth surfaces.
If these brothers were quarreling, they wouldn't have looked so serenely in one direction...

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Re: Remi Three Brothers
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 12:07:57 PM »
If these brothers were quarreling, they wouldn't have looked so serenely in one direction ...

Perhaps they just cannot stand to look in their brothers' eyes. ;-)

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Re: Remi Three Brothers
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 12:44:05 PM »
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Remi Three Brothers
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2021, 11:20:17 PM »
Very nice coin Pelimore.....
There is an interesting attribution to the three jugate busts that does have some credibility...
These are often referenced as the 'Triumvirs'. The Remi tribe had always been held in special honor by Caesar due to their long standing and uniform fidelity towards the Roman people...The First Triumvirate (60–53 BC) was an informal alliance among three prominent politicians in the late Roman Republic: Gaius Julius Caesar, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus and Marcus Licinius Crassus...With the Romanised busts and reverse biga there is some validity to the claim?