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Printed Auction 37 Lot 35

ROMAN REPUBLICAN. Anonymous. 115-114 B.C. AR denarius. 3.69 gm. 19 mm. Rome mint. Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) behind, ROMA below / Roma seated right on pile of shields, resting on spear; birds in flight to either side; at her feet to lower right, she-wolf standing right, head left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. Crawford 287/1. Sydenham 530. RSC 176. Near Extremely Fine; beautiful lightly iridescent toning.

Ex Heritage Long Beach Signature Sale 3020 (6 September 2012), lot 25095.

A desirable type, rare to find in such good condition, depicting Roma watching over the twins Romulus and Remus and waiting for the day they found Rome.

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