Ancient Roman Republican Silver Denarius Coin of Caius Poblicius - 80 BC

Ancient Coins - Ancient Roman Republican Silver Denarius Coin of Caius Poblicius - 80 BC
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A beautifully toned Roman Republican denarius, in excellent condition. Issued at the Rome mint, under the moneyer Caius Poblicius, in the year 80 BC.

 

The obverse with the bust of the personification of Rome, Roma. She is shown wearing drapery and domed helmet, decorated with corn ears and bird's head. The legend behind reading:

 

ROMA

 

"Roma"

 

The reverse with the famous hero of Greek mythology, Hercules. The hero is shown performing the first of his twelve labours, the slaying of the Nemean lion. He is portrayed naked, wrestling the creature, as it claws at his flesh, his club laying on the ground below. The legend reading:

 

C POBLICI QF

 

"Caius Poblicius, Son of Quintus"

 

 
One of the finest examples of this charming type that we have seen. In an excellent state of preservation and struck from dies of the finest style for this issue, with a handsome old cabinet tone. A beautiful coin.



Weight: 3.75 g.


Diameter: 18.15 mm


Provenance:


Ex. French private collection, acquired in the 1980's. Previously with M. Parsy.

Ancient Coins - Ancient Roman Republican Silver Denarius Coin of Caius Poblicius - 80 BC
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