Roman Republic. T. Didius. ca. 113 to 112 BC, Silver denarius. Scarce type.

Ancient Coins - Roman Republic. T. Didius. ca. 113 to 112 BC, Silver denarius.  Scarce type.
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Denomination : Silver denarius. Date : 113 to 112 BC.

Reference : Sear-171.

Size : 18.0 x 19.7 mm. Weight : 3.69 grams.

Grade : XF but a little off-center (fully centered examples of this type are rare) on the reverse. Attractive toning.

Obverse : Head of Roma right, with the denomination mark XVI in monogram form below her head, and a ROMA monogram behind the head. The obverse is well centered.

Reverse : A gladiatorial combat scene, on of which is fighting with a whip, with T DEIDI below (but most of the inscription is off the flan).

This coin has a trade off in quality. While much of the inscription is off the flan, this has allowed more of the gladiatorial scene to be on the flan, with the whip being very clear. To the best of my knowledge, this is the only ancient coin that shows someone using a whip as a weapon in combat.

Price SKU: vcoin3057
US$ 845.00
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Rates for: 01/16/18

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