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Lot 423: L. Flaminius Chilo. 109-108 B.C. AR denarius. Brockage strike. Rome.

AUCTION:  Triskeles - Auction 17 (Auction 320)

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  • Sold Winning Bid: $135
  • 5 Bid(s)

L. Flaminius Chilo. 109-108 B.C. AR denarius (19 mm, 3.80 g). Brockage strike. Rome. ROMA behind, helmeted head of Roma right; X below chin / Incuse of obverse. Crawford 302/1; Sydenham 540; Flaminia 1. Good very fine.

From the WJP Brockage Collection.

Little is known about the moneyer L. Flaminius Chilo, but from his cognomen Chilo, we can deduce that he had a prominent set of lips. Unlike the praenomen (here L[ucius]) and nomen (Flaminius), which were dictated by family tradition and birth order, the Roman cognomen normally referred to a distinguishing feature or personal foible, making it more akin to a personal nickname. According to the Latin grammarians Chilo means large or thick lips.

Lot Details
  • Offered By: Barry P. Murphy
  • Lot #: 423
  • Listing #: 177273
  • Closed: Friday, September 16, 2016 7:20:40 PM CT
  • Estimate: $100
  • Collection: WJP Brockage Collection