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Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Caius Publicius Malleolus, Aulus Postumius Spurii filius Albinus and Lucius Metellus

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000-100-065-610-C
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Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Caius Publicius Malleolus, Aulus Postumius Spurii filius Albinus and Lucius Metellus

This silver denarius was minted in Rome around 95 to 90 BC by the three moneyers Caius Publicius Malleolus, Aulus Postumius Albinus, son of Spurius, and Lucius Metellus. This picture shows the obverse of the coin.

The obverse depicts the head of Apollo, the Greek god of light, healing and prophecy. Behind is the inscription running downwards ' L. METE [L]', and in front '[A .] ALB. S. F', abbreviations of the names of two of the moneyers.

Most coins of the Roman Republic were issued by officials called moneyers. They may have been elected, perhaps annually. For much of the 2nd century BC there were three moneyers each year. Two of these three moneyers also issued coins separately.


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Online ID: 000-100-065-610-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C15178
Date: 95 - 90
Around 95 to 90 BC
Material: Silver; obverse very slightly off-centre; fairly worn. Inscription: Obv. Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, L . METE [L], downwards; in front, [A .] ALB . S . F / Rev. Roma seated left on pile of shields, holding sword and spear, crowned by Victory
Dimensions: 18.00 mm D / Die Axis: 11.0
What: Coin Type: Crawford 335/1a, 1b or 1c
Coin, denarius
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Apollo
Malleolus, Albinus and Metellus (Maker)
Roma
Where: Italy, Rome
Roman Republic
Event:
Description: Silver denarius of Rome, struck by C. Publicius Malleolus, A. Postumius S. f. Albinus and L. Metellus, c 95 - 90 BC
References:
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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