SILVER DENARIUS SERRATUS OF L. AURELIUS COTTA, 105 BC.

SILVER DENARIUS SERRATUS OF L. AURELIUS COTTA, 105 BC.

130.00

Obverse: Draped bust of Vulcan facing right, wearing conical cap bound with laurel wreath, tongs and XVI monogram behind, control letter E below chin, all within myrtle-wreath.

Reverse: Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left, L COTT below, all within laurel wreath.

RRC: 314/1b. Sear: 191. CRR: 598. RSC: Aurelia 21. [Rome, 105 BC].

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 3.9 g.

A rare depiction of Vulcan, god of fire, volcanoes, metalworking and the forge, pictured here with a pair of blacksmith’s tongs. The coin is in excellent condition with attractive blue toning, struck from worn dies.

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