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82-80 BC C. Servilius Vatia Restoration
Laureate head of Apollo right; lituus and B behind, mark of value below chin (XVI monogram)

Battle between two mounted horsemen, the one on the left armed with a sword, the other with spear, his shield inscribed M
C SERVEIL


Restored Issue 82-80 BC.
Original being of C. Servilius 127 BC

3.48g

Crawford 370/1b; Sydenham 720; Servilia 7
Scarce

ex-Canadian Coin

This is the Wildwinds example!

David Sear's Millennial addition comments:

"This type represents a remarkable revival of the issues of the monetary triumvirate which had held office approximately 45 years earlier though with the substitution of Apollo for the Roma head on the obverse. As well as being complimentary to several of Sulla's most prominent supporters Crawford suggests that their true purpose was to enable Sulla to issue a civil coinage without appointing a new triumvirate of moneyers for 82 BC or, alternatively, to celebrate the restoration of the Republic in 80."
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Philoromaos  [Apr 19, 2011 at 05:01 PM]
Nice obverse!
Randygeki(h2)  [Apr 19, 2011 at 05:10 PM]
Thats interesting, and a great looking coin.
Bud Stewart  [Apr 19, 2011 at 07:08 PM]
Fantastic denarius with great character.
SPQR Coins  [Apr 20, 2011 at 02:22 AM]
A spectacular battle scene, excellent coin with great color, congrats!
Bruno V.  [May 12, 2011 at 01:00 PM]
Congratulations. And great photo