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Denarius of Cordia 2b

Silver denarius, 19mm, 3.59gm, issued 46 BC. Rome mint.

Obv: RVFVS IIIVIR, Conjoined heads of the Dioscuri, star above each.

Rev: MN CORDI, Venus Verticordia standing left holding scales and sceptre, Cupid on shoulder.

References: Sear 440, Cr 463/1b.

Venus Verticordia ('turner of hearts') was the name of the Venus to whom a temple was consecrated in 114 BC, to atone for a case of incest amongst the Vestal Virgins at the time. The name could be a pay on the moneyer's name: vertiCORDIA.

1305NBL4326   |   Very Fine   |   SOLD