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

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

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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Online ID: 000-100-065-561-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C15129
Date: 112 - 111
112 or 111 BC
Material: Silver; obverse slightly off-centre; gouge-mark below nose on obverse; moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. Bust of Apollo, seen from behind, head turned to left, holding thunderbolt; on right, AP monogram / Rev. Lares Praestites seated facing, with dog betwe
Dimensions: 20.00 x 19.50 mm D / Die Axis: 9.0
What: Coin Type: Crawford 298/1
Coin, denarius
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Apollo
L. Caesius (or Caesilius) (Maker)
Lares Praestites
Where: Italy, Rome
Roman Republic
Description: Silver denarius of Rome, struck by L. Caesius (or Caesilius), 112 - 111 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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