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harv707
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« on: May 15, 2012, 11:12:28 am »


Hello,
 I believe this to be a Republican silver Denarius ( please correct me if I am wrong ). Any help on an ID will be appreciated as I dont have a clue. Thanks.

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Mike
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012, 11:19:30 am »

Yes RR. 
C. Vibius Varus. 42 BC. AR Denarius . Rome . Head of Bacchus right, wearing wreath of ivy and grapes / Panther advancing left; to left, garlanded altar surmounted by mask and thyrsos. RSC  Vibia 24.
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harv707
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012, 11:45:41 am »


Thankyou very much for your informative and quick reply. Can you tell me, is this the Varus that led and lost the Legions of Augustus in the German Forest?Huh

Kind regards

Mike
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2012, 11:49:57 am »

The Varus who was defeated in Germany in 9 AD was Publius Quinctilius Varus. The Varus who minted this coin in 42 BC was Caius Vibius Varus.
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harv707
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2012, 11:58:12 am »


Yes. The penny had dropped when I reviewed the dates. Thanks for pointing it out though, just ignore my stupidity. Thanks

Mike
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