SILVER DENARIUS OF L. FARSULEIUS MENSOR, 75 BC.

SILVER DENARIUS OF L. FARSULEIUS MENSOR, 75 BC.

175.00

Obverse: Diademed and draped bust of Libertas facing right, S C below chin, MENSOR before, pileus and control-numeral behind, bead and reel border.

Reverse: Warrior in biga right, holding spear and reining in horses while he helps togate figure to mount into the chariot, scorpion below, L FARSVLEI in ex.

RRC: 392/1a. Sear: 328. CRR: 789a. RSC: Farsuleia 1. [Rome, 75 BC].

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.0 g.

A beautiful Republican silver denarius struck in 75 BC, the obverse with a depiction of the goddess Libertas, identified by the pileus or liberty cap behind her head. The reverse with Mars or perhaps Roma in full military attire helping an unarmed figure into a chariot, their clasped hands suggesting a reconciliation. Perhaps a reference to the acceptance of the Italians into Roman citizenship after the Social War. A quality example of this relatively scarce coin, attractively toned with bold detail.

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