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ID:     79000892
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Republican
Issuer:     L. Rubrius Dossenus [DOSSEN]
Date Ruled:     87 BC
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     As
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 87
Weight:     10.62 g
Die Axis:     11 h
Obverse Description:     Laureate head of bearded Janus; in center, a cylindrical altar round which a serpent is entwined
Reverse Legend:     L RUBRI DOSSEN
Reverse Description:     Prow of galley right; I (mark of value) to right
Mint:     Rome
Primary Reference:     Crawford 348/5 (citing 21 specimens in Paris)
Reference2:     Sydenham 709
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=127403
Grade:     VF, brown surfaces, areas of porosity
Notes:     Sale: CNG 79, Lot: 892 An intriguing obverse type. From Collection V.C.