SILVER DENARIUS SERRATUS OF A. POSTUMIUS ALBINUS, 81 BC.

SILVER DENARIUS SERRATUS OF A. POSTUMIUS ALBINUS, 81 BC.

225.00

Obverse: Veiled head of Hispania facing right, her hair dishevelled, HISPAN behind.

Reverse: A POST A F S N ALBIN (AL in monogram) togate magistrate, standing left, extending right hand towards legionary eagle before him, fasces with axe behind.

RRC: 372/2. Sear: 297. CRR: 746. RSC: Postumia 8. [Rome, 81 BC].

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.0 g.

A high grade example of this classic Roman Republican coin. The obverse a personification of Hispania. The toga-clad magistrate on the reverse has been identified as an ancestor of the moneyer, praetor Lucius Postumius Albinus, who had successfully campaigned in Spain in 180 BC.

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