M. Marcius Mn. f.
Moneyer, 134 BC
AR Denarius. 3.83g, 19.1mm
MINTED: Rome mint, 134 BC
REF: Crawford 245/1; Sydenham 500
OBVERSE: Helmeted head of Roma right; star below chin, modius behind.
REVERSE: Victory in biga right, M. MARC ROMA in two lines below horses, divided by two ears of corn.
Good Very Fine.
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 . M Marcius Mn f, 134 BC . Denarius . Victory in Biga
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