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Rome - The Republic

Moneyer: Q. Lutatius Cerco (Quaestor)
Held Office: 109 BC or 108 BC
Denomination: AR Denarius
Mint: Rome
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma (Plume on each side), right, ( XVI) monogram behind, "ROMA" above, "CERCO" before.
Reverse: Galley right, "Q•LVATI / Q" above, all within oak-wreath.
Reference: RCVM 182, RSC Lutatia 2, RRC 305/1
Weight: 3.9 gms
Diameter: 18.4 mm
Comment: "Star"" behind the bust refers to the re-tariffing of the Denarius at 16 instead of 10 Asses, c. 117 or 133 B.C. and may represent "XVI"


The coin reverse refers to the victory of C. Lutatius Catalus at Aegate when commanding a fleet paid for by rich Romans, bringing the first Punic War to an end.

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