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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Julius, AR Denarius - Crawford 323/1
Rome, The Republic.
L. Julius, 101 BCE.
AR Denarius (4.0g; 20mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma, facing right; corn ear behind

Reverse: Victory in biga galloping right; L.IVLI below.

References: Crawford 323/1; Sydenham 585; BMCRR 1676; Julia 3.

Provenance: Ex Collection of a World War II Veteran; acquired July 1963 from Richard M. Muniz.

The moneyer was likely not a Caesar, though a member of the same Julia gens. Comparatively, just a few years earlier, in 103 BCE, an L. Julius Caesar struck coins with a prominent ďCAESARĒ inscription. The corn ear on the obverse may refer to a corn distribution, the purchase of which might have been the purpose of the coins.
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Album name:Carausius / Second Century (199-100 BCE)
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Steve B5  [Jul 28, 2019 at 05:23 AM]
Difficult to imagine a more perfect example.