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Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Lucius Caesius (or Caesilius)

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Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Lucius Caesius (or Caesilius)
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This silver coin was minted in Rome by Lucius Caesius (or Caesilius) 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 bust of Apollo, holding a thunderbolt. On the right is a monogram with the letters AP. The coin has been gouged just below the nose.

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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