Saturday, March 03, 2007

Coin of the Week- A Denarius of The Roman Republic

Continuing to post my collection in chronological order, here is a silver coin of the Roman Republic, dating to 101 BCE:

Moneyer: L. Julius
Obverse: Head of Roma facing right, ear of wheat (the Romans and most coin books refer to it as "corn") behind
Reverse: Victory in a biga (a 2 wheeled chariot) with the inscription L.IVLI below.

Catalog: Roman Silver Coins Julia 3

The denarius was the silver coin of the Roman Republic and was typically a day's wages for a Roman Legionary.

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