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Denarius of Memmia 8

Silver denarius, 17mm, 3.9gm, issued 87 BC. Rome mint.

Obv: [EX SC], Laureate, bearded head of Saturn, left, harpa behind, variable letter (reversed C) and 6 dots in front of chin.

Rev: L C IMIES, Venus in biga, right, Cupid above.

References: Sear 262, Cr 349.

Rare legend variety, toned.

Struck by two brothers who copy the types of their father see Meemia 2 of this collection. The Venus reflects the claim of the Memmii to descent from the Trojan families of the foundation legends.

1901HP13   |   Fine-Very Fine   |   AUD 150   |   currently unavailable