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Quinarius of Rubria 4

Silver quinarius, 15mm, 1.52gm, issued 87 BC. Rome mint.

Obv: DOSSEN, Laureate head of Neptune right, trident behind.

Rev: Victory walking right holding wreath and palm, snake entwined altar before.

References: Sear 261, Cr 348/4.

Scarce.

The snake entwined altar may have been an allusion to Aesculapius, the god of healing, as a plague broke out that year.

1804LOM02   |   Nice Very Fine   |   AUD 230   |   (in cart)