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Denarius of Cassia 10

Silver denarius, 19mm, 3.84gm, issued 63 BC. Rome mint.

Obv: Veiled head of Vesta left, control letter L before, dish behind.

Rev: [L]ONGIN III V, Voter dropping tablet into cista.

References: Sear 364, Cr 413/1.

Reverse alludes to voting on the law of L Cassius Longinus Ravilla in 113 regarding the trial of three Vestal Virgins (the III V). This moneyer later became the main instigator of Caesar's assassination. The control letters on the obverse of the whole kissue spell out L CASSI, hence this once of the first.

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