Coin (obverse), Denarius, probably of Tiberius Quinctius (or Quinctilius)

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Postcard of Coin (obverse), Denarius, probably of Tiberius Quinctius (or Quinctilius).
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Coin (obverse), Denarius, probably of Tiberius Quinctius (or Quinctilius)

This silver coin was minted in Rome, probably by Tiberius Quinctius (or Quinctilius), in either 112 or 111 BC. It is a type called a denarius, the most common Roman silver coin. This picture shows the obverse of the coin.

The obverse portrays the hero Hercules, with a laurel wreath in his hair, holding a club over his shoulder.

The silver denarius became the most common coin issued after the mid-2nd century BC. At first equal to 10 bronze asses, from around 141 BC it was valued at 16. Thereafter, the sestertius, equated at four to a denarius, was the unit of reckoning.

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Online ID: 000-100-065-560-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C15128
Date: 112 - 111
112 or 111 BC
Material: Silver; both sides very slightly off-centre; moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. Laureate bust of Hercules, seen from behind, head turned to left, holding club over shoulder / Rev. Desultor to left; reversed Z behind; rat to right below, between TI and Q; in
Dimensions: 19.00 x 18.00 mm D / Die Axis: 11.0
What: Coin Type: Crawford 297/1b
Coin, denarius
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Desultor
Ti. Quinctius (or Quinctilius) (Maker)
Where: Italy, Rome
Roman Republic
Description: Silver denarius of Rome, struck by Ti. Quinctius (or Quinctilius), 112 - 111 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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