ROMAN REPUBLIC. M. Iunius. Rome, 145 BC. AR Denarius. Ex NAC 73, 18 November 2013, lot 54. Privately purchased from Spink & Son in December 1969

Ancient Coins - ROMAN REPUBLIC. M. Iunius. Rome, 145 BC. AR Denarius. Ex NAC 73, 18 November 2013, lot 54. Privately purchased from Spink & Son in December 1969
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ROMAN REPUBLIC. M. Iunius. Rome, 145 BC. AR Denarius, 3.78g (18mm, 2h). Helmeted head of Roma r.; behind, ass's head and below chin, X. Rev. The Dioscuri galloping r.; below, M·IVNI. In exergue, ROMA.


Pedigree: Ex NAC 73, 18 November 2013, lot 54. Privately purchased from Spink & Son in December 1969.

Price: $1,250


The earlier Republican denarii often show an image of Roma on the obverse and either a quadrige or some form of horse and rider on the reverse. What differentiates these interesting early types in many cases are the interesting symbols which can be found. In this case we see a delightful donkey behind the head of Roma.


References: Babelon Junia 8. Sydenham 408. Crawford 220/1.

Grade: An enchanting old cabinet tone and EF

rr1003


 
Price SKU: rr1003
US$ 1,250.00
  • € 1,130.25
  • £ 968.88
  • AUD 1,834.12
  • CHF 1,240.75
  • CAD 1,662.75

Rates for: 11/20/19

Ships from: United States