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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, C. Vibius Varus, AR Denarius - Crawford 494/38
Rome, The Imperators.
Caius Vibius Varus, 42 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.56; 20mm).
Rome mint.

Obverse: Bust of Minerva wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis, facing right.

Reverse: Hercules standing front, head left, holding lion skin, hand resting on club.

References: Crawford 494/38; HCRI 194; Sydenham 1140; BMCRR 4303-5; Banti 67/10 (this coin illustrated).

Provenance: Ex KŁnker Auction 280 (26 Sep 2016), Lot 396; ex Peus Auction 328 (1990), Lot 507; ex Kunst und MŁnzen (June 1977), Lot 209.

There is little known about any of the four moneyers of 42 BCE besides their coins. Grueber notes that there is equally little known connection between the Vibia gens and the devices on this coin. Sear suggests that the type represents the strength of the triumvirs in their impending fight with the republican forces.

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Album name:Carausius / Imperatorial (49-27 BCE)
File Size:128 KB
Date added:Dec 16, 2018
Dimensions:695 x 359 pixels
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shanxi  [Dec 17, 2018 at 08:11 AM]
nice details and colour
Jay GT4  [Dec 17, 2018 at 01:17 PM]
quadrans  [Dec 18, 2018 at 06:22 AM]
Nice piece..
Enodia  [Dec 18, 2018 at 06:06 PM]
Nice style and beautiful toning!
paul1888  [Dec 25, 2018 at 01:36 PM]
A beautiful coin!
okidoki  [Dec 27, 2018 at 02:13 PM]
excellent great patina