SILVER DENARIUS OF C. ALLIUS BALA, 92 BC.

SILVER DENARIUS OF C. ALLIUS BALA, 92 BC.

160.00

Obverse: Diademed head of female deity facing right, BALA behind, control letter V below chin.

Reverse: Diana, holding torch and sceptre, in biga of stags right, control symbol plough below, C ALLI in ex., all within laurel-wreath.

RRC: 336/1. Sear: 221. CRR: 595. RSC: Aelia 4. [Rome, 92 BC].

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.9 g.

A very attractive Republican silver denarius struck by the moneyer C. Allius Bala in 92 BC. The unusual reverse type substitutes the standard image of Roma in a chariot drawn by two horses for Diana, goddess of the hunt, in a biga drawn by two powerful stags. This is an excellent example with a clear deep strike and deep old cabinet toning.

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