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Denarius of Fonteia 9

Silver denarius, 21mm, 3.69gm, issued 85 BC. Rome mint.

Obv: MN FONTEI C F, Laureate head of Apollo right.

Rev: Infant Jupiter riding goat, pilei of the Dioscuri above, thrysus below, all within wreath.

References: Sear 271, Cr 353/1a.

According to legend, the infant Jupiter was raised by the Amalthean goat in Crete.

1809DL06a   |   Very Fine   |   SOLD