Roman Republic. M. Sergius Silus. ca. 116/115 BC. Silver denarius

Ancient Coins - Roman Republic. M. Sergius Silus. ca. 116/115 BC. Silver denarius
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Denomination : Silver denarius.  Mint : Rome

Reference : Sear-163.  RSC-Sergia-1

Size : 17.7 x 20.0 mm.  Weight : 3.90 grams.

Grade : VF.

Obverse : Helmeted head of Roma right with the denomination mark XVI (in ligate form looking much like a star) behind, with EX S C ROMA around.

Reverse : Helmeted horseman riding left, holding the severed head of a Gallic warrior, while raising his sword, with a Q below the horses front legs, and M SERGI SILVS in two lines below.

This is a slightly unusual types because the Q below the horses legs means that M. Sergi Silvus was a Quaestor, which is an office that only occasionally undertook the striking of coins.  The obverse inscription includes S C for Senatus Consulto, meaning the coin was struck on special authority of the Senate.

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Rates for: 06/20/18

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