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Cr 65/6 Sextans [AVR] C. Aurunculeius
209 B.C.E. Sextans Sardinia mint.
Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasos; (value) above
Prow of galley right; ROMA above, AVR ligate vertical before, (value) below
18mm 3.12 gm
C. Aurunculeius was Praetor for Sardinia in 209 b.c.e., and, along with issues by his immediate predecessors L. Cornelius (211) and P. Manlius Vulso (210), his issue helps to date the introduction of the Denarius, despite no identified denarii in any of the three issues, but including identifiable quinarii (which would be meaningless without the Denarius.)
Not a beautiful specimen, but well-centered and complete, and an overall rare-ish coin.
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