AR Denarius (serrate) of Q. Antonius Balbus 83-82 BC., Roman Republic, Laureate head of Jupiter/Victory driving quadriga, Crawford 364/1d

Ancient Coins - AR Denarius (serrate) of Q. Antonius Balbus 83-82 BC., Roman Republic, "Laureate head of Jupiter/Victory driving quadriga", Crawford 364/1d
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Q. Antonius Balbus 83-82 BC., Roman Republic (family Antonia)

Denomination

AR Denarius, serratus

Date Struck

83-82 BC.

Mint

Rome

Obverse

Laureate head of Jupiter right, S•C behind

Reverse

Victory driving quadriga right, holding reins, palm frond and wreath, C (control letter) below horses; Q•ANTO•BALB / PR in two lines in ex

Weight

3.92 grams

Diameter

17 mm

Reference

Crawford 364/1d; Sydenham 742b; Antonia 1

Grade

Very fine / Fine, scratches on neck, toned

Comments

Q. Antonius Balbus was a member of the Marian party, and in 82 BC., was appointed praetor of Sardinia. Before leaving for Sardinia, this issue was struck by order of the Senate which was dominated by members of the Marian party to pay the army preparing to resist the return of Sulla. The reverse imagery reflects the expectations of Q. Antonius Balbus. Sulla was victorius, and in 82 BC., Q. Antonius Balbus was removed from his position as praetor by L. Philippus and slain.

Ancient Coins - AR Denarius (serrate) of Q. Antonius Balbus 83-82 BC., Roman Republic,
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