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Fonteius denarius

Beardless laureate Janiform head of the Dioscuri XVI monogram below right chin, control letter R below left chin

C FONT (NT in monogram)
galley left ROMA below

Rome 114-113 BC



Sear 167, RRC 290/1

3.88g

Ex-Calgary Coin

This type honors the naval exploits of Publius Fonteius Capito, who was praetor in Sardinia in 169 BC. The obverse relates to the origin of the Fonteia gens, which claimed as its founder Fontus, the son of Janus, in whose honor the Fontinalia was held on October 13.
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Filename:Jan.jpg
Album name:Jay GT4 / Republic and Imperatorial
File Size:751 KB
Date added:Apr 27, 2017
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Mat  [Apr 27, 2017 at 09:37 PM]
Love the reverse
quadrans  [Apr 28, 2017 at 04:10 AM]
Nice example..
Randygeki(h2)  [Apr 28, 2017 at 06:02 AM]
wonderful coin Jay
Nemonater  [Apr 28, 2017 at 09:42 AM]
Nice one!
Enodia  [Apr 28, 2017 at 07:08 PM]
i like the coin, and the write-up too!
ancientdave  [Apr 30, 2017 at 04:26 AM]
Great looking coin!
Sosius  [May 11, 2017 at 04:32 PM]
Great galley!