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Denarius of Licinia 16

Silver denarius, 19mm, 4.1gm, issued 84 BC. Rome mint.

Obv: Diademed bust of Vejovis hurling thunderbolt, as seen from behind.

Rev: C LICINIVS L F MACER, Minerva in quadriga, right.

References: Sear 274, Cr 430/1.

Good silver, bankers mark on shoulder.

The moneyer, L Licinius Macer, was a historian but little of his writing remains. Vejovis was an Italian divinity worshipped in Rome.

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