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Faustus Cornelius Sulla.
AR denarius. 56 BC. 3,66 grs. Craw 426/1. RSC Cornelia 59.
The moneyer was the son of the famous general and Dictator Lucius Cornelius Sulla (138-78 BC).The reverse of the coin represents the victory of his ancestor in the Jugurthine War. Sulla arranged with his ally Bocchus of Mauretania to have Jugurtha ,King of Numidia,ambushed and captured. On the scene represented, Bocchus offers an olive branch to a seated Sulla, while a bound Jugurtha kneels beside him.
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Jochen  [Feb 09, 2011 at 08:33 AM]
What a nice and historical important coin.
Jay GT4  [Aug 11, 2011 at 11:37 AM]
Fantastic!
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