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ad Lycus, , 56 - 54 B.C., Roman and P. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther
Publius Cornelius Lentulus, nicknamed Spinther because of his likeness to a popular actor of that name, came from an ancient Roman family of the . This coin was struck in his name as and of , c. 56 - 53 B.C. Although treated with great favor by , Spinther supported Caesar's great rival Magnus and the Optimates party. This eventually led to his political destruction and probably to his execution. His son joined Caesar's assassins, and Cassius.SH70609. Silver
, p. 281, 17; 494, -, EF, uneven strike with weak areas, 12.483 g, maximum 27.5 mm, 0o, Laodikeia mint, magistrate Krathippos, 57 - 54 B.C.; Cista mystica with half-open lid, from which a snake emerges, all within wreath of ivy with berries; two snakes flanking bow in bow-case ornamented with an , P LENTVLVS - P F / IMP above, ΛAO left, winged right, KΠATIΠΠOΣ below; ex Numismatik auction 157, lot 183; ; SOLD
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Babelon, E. Traité des Monnaies Grecques et Romaines. (Paris, 1901-1932).
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