Denarius, Issued by Ancient Roman Republic, 209-208 BC
Minted in Sicily (possibly)

Obverse Description

Bust of Roma wearing winged helmet facing right; behind, X; border of dots

Reverse Description

The Dioscuri on horseback advancing to right each holds a horizontal spear and has a star above his head; below, a dolphin; below in box, ROMA; line border

Edge Description



The date of production of this issue is derived from the occurance of the dolphin mark in hoards. For a discussion of the development of the chronology of this period see Crawford,Roman Republican Coinage, pp.3-35.

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