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Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Lucius Memmius

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Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Lucius Memmius
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This silver coin was minted in Rome by Lucius Memmius in either 109 or 108 BC. It is a type called a denarius, the most common Roman silver coin. This picture shows the obverse of the coin.

The obverse depicts a male head wearing an oak-wreath, perhaps Apollo, the Greek god of light, healing and prophecy. The star below the chin is a mark of value.

In the Republic, coins were minted in bronze, silver and gold, though gold issues were rare. The silver denarius became the most common coin after the mid-2nd century BC. At first equal to 10 bronze asses, it later was valued at 16.

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