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Roman Republic, L. Calpurnius Piso L.f. L.n
AR Denarius
90 BC
3.69 grams
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right; Π before
Rev.: L. PISO. FRVGI ROMA, rider on horse galloping right, holding whip; above left, swan.

I was totally amazed by the number of different varieties of this basic design that were produced. In a limited search I found two examples of this variety. Wildwinds has an example of a Calpurnia 12b but that bird is much different in appearance and at the Wildwinds site it is called a duck. This exact coin is shown on acsearch website and is the only example of a Calpurnia 12b shown on that site. Here the bird is called a swan. Since all the dies are hand cut these maybe the individual concept each die shrink had for the bird to be included in the design.
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Stkp  [Jan 30, 2018 at 04:33 PM]
nice coin
Jay GT4  [Jan 30, 2018 at 04:36 PM]
Great reverse!