C. Renius
Moneyer, 138 BC

AR Denarius. 3.92g, 16.2mm

MINTED: Rome mint, 134 BC
REF: Crawford 231/1; Sydenham 432
OBVERSE: Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) behind.

REVERSE: Juno Caprotina driving galloping biga of goats right, holding sceptre; C. RENI below, ROMA in exergue.

Extremely Fine. Excellent deep strike; lustrous, bright metal. Typical compact flan.


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.


On this coin, the biga is harnessed with goats instead of horses.  Goats were sacred to Juno Caprotina, an aspect of Juno who was primarily a fertility goddess.

ROMAN REPUBLIC . C Renius, 138 BC . Denarius . Juno's Biga of Goats

SKU: 1669

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