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A silver Roman Republican denarius of L. Papius showing Juno Sospita and a griffin. Coin Type: Silver denarius of L. Papius, Roman Republic, 79 BCE.
Mint and Date: Rome, 79 BCE.
Size and Weight: 17mm x 19mm, 4.19g
Obverse: Head of Juno Sospita right wearing goatskin headdress. Back half of fat fish behind. Bead and reel border.
Reverse: Griffin leaping right, thin fish below. Bead and reel border (the reels are longer and more cylindrical, and the beads are smaller.)
Exergue: L PAPI
Ref: RCV (2000) 311; RSC Papia 1; Babelon symbol pair 74.
Provenance: raymondg9280 (eBay), December 2006.
BW Ref: 024 030 098
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