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Crawford 455/1, ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Restio AR Denarius
Rome, Moneyer Issues of the Imperatorial Period.
C. Antius Restiio, 47 BC
Rome Mint

Obv: RESTIO; Head of Restio right.

Rev: C ANTIVS C F; Hercules advancing right with club and trophy.

Reference: Crawford 455/1b; HCRI 34; Sydenham 970 var (no cloak over arm); Banti Antia 1/2 (this coin illustrated)

Provenance: ex Student & Mentor Collection [NAC 83 (20 May 2015) Lot 411]; ex F. Sternberg VII (1977), Lot 448; ex Carlo Crippa List 3 (1967), Lot 394.

This is a rare variety of Restio denarius, on which Hercules bears no cloak over his left arm. Banti's corpus contains only three examples of this variety, one of which is this coin.
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Pharsalos  [Feb 16, 2018 at 07:08 PM]
Amazing coin, the obverse bust is breathtaking.
Canaan  [Mar 30, 2018 at 08:18 PM]
A great coin!!!
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