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A Roman Republican silver denarius of C. Postumius TA showing Diana and her hound Coin Type: Silver denarius of C. Postumius TA, Roman Republic, 74 BCE.
Mint and Date: Rome, 74 BCE.
Size and Weight: 17mm, 4.0g
Obverse: Draped bust of Diana right, bow and quiver over shoulder.
Reverse: C POSTVMI TA (TA as monogram)
Hound running right, spear below.
Ref: RCV (2000) 330; RSC Postumia 9.
Provenance: John Cummings (eBay), September 2003.
BW Ref: 004 024 021
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Note: This coin type commemorates prayers at the shrine of Diana before the battle of Lake Regillus, c. 496 BCE, when one A. Postumius Albus Regillensis was a consul.

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