Publius Cornelius Sulla
Moneyer, 151 BC
AR Denarius. 3.89g, 17.5mm
MINTED: Rome mint, 151 BC
REF: Crawford 205/1; Sydenham 386
OBVERSE: Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) to left.
REVERSE: P.SVLA, Victory driving biga right; ROMA in tablet.
Good Very Fine/Very Fine. Well-centered.
Crawford suggests that this moneyer was possibly the grandfather (or perhaps even the father) of the great Roman dictator, Lucius Cornelius Sulla.
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 . P Sulla, 151 BC . Denarius . Grandfather of the great Dictator?
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