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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Republic| > |99-50 B.C.| > RR89552
Roman Republic, Cn. Cornelius Lentulus, 88 B.C.
In 88 B.C., the Social War ended with the defeat of the Italian allies. Victory did not deliver peace. The First Roman Civil War began with a democratic uprising led by Gaius Marius. The democrats under the tribune P. Sulpicius Rufus were crushed by the conservatives under Sulla. Marius fled to Africa.
RR89552. Silver denarius, Crawford 345/1, Sydenham 702, RSC I Cornelia 50, BMCRR I Rome 2440, Russo RBW 1312, SRCV I 254, F, well centered on a tight flan, toned, light marks, Rome mint, weight 3.691g, maximum diameter 17.8mm, die axis 270o, 88 B.C.; obverse bust of Mars right in a Corinthian helmet, viewed from behind with head turned right, holding spear over left shoulder and parazonium (a dagger) the strap of which is over his right shoulder; reverse Victory in a biga right, wreath in right hand, reins in left, CN·LENTVL in exergue; ex Roma Numismatics; $90.00




  






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Roman Republic Coins of 99-50 B.C.