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82-83 BC* Q ANTONIUS BALBUS
Laureate head of Jupiter right; SC behind

Victory in quadriga right; I below horses, Q ANTO BALB/PR in two lines in exergue.

Rome, 83 BC

3.99g

Crawford 364/1d; Sydenham 742b; Antonia 1. Sear 279

Lustrous Choice VF. Slight Flan flaw (weight reduction) on obverse in field.

ex-ANE

Anti Sullan Issue Struck by Order of the Senate SC.
Q. Antonius Balbus was a member of the Marian party, and in 82 BC was appointed praetor of Sardinia. Before leaving for Sardinia, this issue was struck by order of the Senate which was dominated by members of the Marian party to pay the army preparing to resist the return of Sulla. The reverse imagery reflects the expectations of Q. Antonius Balbus. Sulla was victorius in the battle of the Colline gate, and in 82 BC, Q. Antonius Balbus was removed from his position as praetor by L. Philippus and killed.

New photo of the very first denarius I bought.


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Canaan  [Jan 04, 2018 at 04:19 AM]
Very nice and historical coin!!
quadrans  [Jan 04, 2018 at 03:46 PM]
Great coin
Nemonater  [Jan 04, 2018 at 05:27 PM]
The picture is OK
Randygeki(h2)  [Jan 05, 2018 at 07:25 AM]
Great pic of a neat coin
David Atherton  [Jan 25, 2018 at 12:50 AM]
Great coin with a neat 'al marco' weight reduction mark.