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286/1 M. Sergius Silus
M. Sergius Silus. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 116-115 B.C. (3.81g, 17.98mm, 9h). Obv: Helmeted head of Roma, EcX SC before, ROMA X (XVI ligature) behind. Rev: helmeted horseman galloping left, holding sword and severed Gallic head in left hand, Q below horseís forelegs, M SERGI below, SILVS in ex. RSC I Sergia 1a, Sear 163, Ex Warren Esty.

The reverse depicts the grandfather of the moneyer, who, during the Punic War, reportedly suffered 23 wounds and the loss of a hand but continued the fight. The EX SC on the obverse indicates the coin was struck by a quaestor by special decred of the Senate. Quaestors were the immediate supervisors of the moneyers, but occasional struck udner their own name as well.
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Album name:Lucas H / Sold, Traded, or Upgraded
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Date added:Jul 26, 2012
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Jay GT4  [Jul 26, 2012 at 07:55 PM]
Nice one Lucas!
Legatus  [Jul 26, 2012 at 09:34 PM]
Very nice coin
Carausius  [Mar 14, 2018 at 08:03 PM]
Nice coin and write-up.