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ID:     79000842
Type:     Roman Republican
Issuer:     Symbols
Date Ruled:     -
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     As
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 169-158
Weight:     25.43 g
Die Axis:     5 h
Obverse Legend:     I
Obverse Description:     Laureate head of bearded Janus; I (mark of value) above
Reverse Legend:     I / ROMA
Reverse Description:     Prow of galley right; I (mark of value) to right; butterfly on vine branch with leaf and grape bunch above
Mint:     Rome
Primary Reference:     Crawford 184/1a (citing 20 specimens of all varieties in Paris)
Reference2:     Sydenham 296
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=127353
Grade:     VF, green patina, some red, earthen deposits on edge.
Notes:     Sale: CNG 79, Lot: 842 From Collection V.C.Sydenham considers this issue to be of a Reduced Sextantal standard.