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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Marcia - L. Marcius Phillippus. Denarius 56 B.C.
Obv: Diademed head of King Ancus Marcius right, lituus behind, ANCVS below.
Rev: Aqueduct (the Aqua Marcia) represented as an arcade of five arches surmounted by equestrian statue right, AQVA MAR (MAR in monogram) within arches, PHILIPPVS on left.
RCV I : 382 | RSC I : Marcia 28.

This moneyer was the step-brother of Octavian, who was just seven years old at the time of this issue. The reverse of this coin commemorates the construction, in 144 B.C., of the Aqua Marcia by Q. Marcius Rex, whose statue appears above the aqueduct.
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Date added:Aug 04, 2004
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LordBest  [Aug 04, 2004 at 12:42 PM]
Well bugger me, that is the finest Republican ive ever seen.
divvsavgvstvs  [Aug 04, 2004 at 04:24 PM]
I totally agree, awesome.
Jericho  [Aug 05, 2004 at 12:08 AM]
Stunning coin! Beautiful beyond words!
socalcoins  [Aug 05, 2004 at 03:07 AM]
Nicest I've ever seen!!!
Mayadigger  [Aug 08, 2004 at 08:37 PM]
Magnificent! The Republican Romans didn't pull any punches with this portrait!
Automan  [Oct 25, 2004 at 01:45 PM]
Gives new meaning to the term "Roman nose", doesn't it? And an interesting rev type too!
Massanutten  [Nov 12, 2004 at 01:37 AM]
The very definition of perfect!! Wow!!! (Read green!)
siredv  [Jun 01, 2005 at 08:40 PM]
Frans Diederik  [Nov 28, 2005 at 11:42 AM]
Wow! Is this real?? very enviable coin; congrats!
awl  [Apr 01, 2006 at 08:32 PM]
newbeonecoinobe  [Jul 31, 2006 at 03:28 PM]
Well I don't want buggered but that is the nicest Republican Coin I think I have ever seen.
nugget  [Aug 29, 2006 at 09:58 PM]
Beautiful and still my favorite denarius , ( every time I see this coin I think that ain't no banana )
M.G.M  [Apr 03, 2007 at 08:51 AM]
Perfect... A very nice coin! And indeed it makes me happy just to watch
ROMA  [Aug 19, 2007 at 10:58 PM]
A coin for the ages... very nice
numisma  [Jan 10, 2010 at 08:33 AM]
Espectacular moneda.
brian l  [Jan 10, 2010 at 09:47 PM]
And L. Marcius Phillippus approved of the portrait !
Lloyd T  [May 29, 2011 at 12:15 AM]
Not a pretty face, but it makes for a great portrait.
cicerokid  [Sep 20, 2011 at 07:18 AM]
superb, a winner in every sense