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Denarius of Acilia 8

Silver denarius, 19mm, 3.9gm, issued 50 BC.

Obv: SALVTIS, Laureate head of Salus, right.

Rev: MN ACILIVS III VIR V, Salus standing left, leaning against column and holding serpent.

References: Sear 412, Cr 442/1a.

Reverse off centre, bright.

Salus and valetudo are represented because the Acilia gens claimed to have introduced the first physician to Rome. For detailed information see Harlan p 171. The III VIR is not explained.

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