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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Imperators| > |Sulla| > SH60232
Roman Republic, Quintus Pompeius Rufus, c. 54 B.C., Ancient Counterfeit
Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix, commonly known as Sulla, was one of the great men of Roman history. He used his power as dictator to reform the Roman constitution, with the intent to balance power between the oligarchy of Senate (optimates) and the populism of the tribunes (populares). He then stunned the Roman World (and posterity) by resigning the dictatorship, restoring normal constitutional government, and after his second Consulship, retiring to private life. Ultimately his reforms were inadequate and the republic was made an empire.
SH60232. Fouree silver plated denarius, cf. Crawford 434/1; Sydenham 908, RSC I Pompeia 4 (official, Rome mint, solid silver, 54 B.C.), VF, some core exposure, illegal mint, weight 2.984g, maximum diameter 17.6mm, die axis 90o, obverse Q POM RVFI, RVFVS COS, head of Q. Pompeius Rufus right; reverse SVLLA COS, head of Sulla right; rare; SOLD


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