ROMAN REPUBLIC

Anonymous Issue
Circa 157-156 BC

AR Denarius. 4.11g, 16.6mm.

MINTED: Rome mint, 157-156 BC
REF: Crawford 197/1a; Sydenham 376; RBW 846
OBVERSE: Helmeted head of Roma right; X behind.

REVERSE: Victory, holding goad, driving biga right; ROMA in exergue. 


Grade/Notes:
Extremely Fine. Well-centered on a thick, compact flan. Nice, clean metal.

 

Historical Notes: 

The biga was a two-horse chariot used in Rome for a variety of purposes, including ceremonies, transportation and sporting races.  At the time it was issued in ancient Rome, a denarius such as this one would also have been referred to as a bigatus, because of the biga depicted on its reverse.

ROMAN REPUBLIC . Anonymous Issue, 157-156 BC . Denarius . Victory in Biga

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