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Rome - The Republic

Moneyer: A. Postumius A.f. S..n. Albinus
Held Office: 81 BC
Denomination: AR Denarius (serrated)
Mint: Rome
Obverse: Veiled head of Hispania right, her hair dishevelled, "HISPAN" behind her.
Reverse: Togate figure standing left, extending right hand towards legionary eagle before him, fasces with axe behind. "A• - POST•A•F - •S•N - ALBIN" (AL in monogram)
Reference: RCVM 297, RSC Postumia 8, RRC 372/1
Weight: 3.7 gms
Diameter: 19 mm
Comment: The serrated edges of this type of Denarius were supposed to deter forgers, who made their counterfeits by soldering silver sheet onto a base metal flan.

A. Postumius A.f. S..n. Albinus

This coin may relate to th praetorship of L. Postumius Albinus over Spain and his successful expeditions against the Vaccaei and Lusitani, and the levying of troops for this campaign.

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