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A silver Roman Republican denarius of M. Volteius M.f. showing Ceres in a biga of snakes Coin Type: Silver denarius of M. Volteius M.f, Roman Republic, 78 BCE.
Mint and Date: Rome, 78 BCE.
Size and Weight: 16mm x 18mm, 3.88g.
Obverse: Head of young Bacchus or Liber right, wreathed with ivy.
Reverse: Ceres in a biga of snakes right, holding a short torch in each hand. Control symbol (owl) behind.
M VOLTEI M F below.
Provenance: midwestcoin (eBay), September 2008.
Ref: RCV (2000) 314; RSC Volteia 3.
BW Ref: 052 038 131
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