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ID:     711291
Type:     Roman Republican
Issuer:     M. Volteius M.F.
Date Ruled:     78 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Denarius
Struck / Cast:     struck
Weight:     3.87 g
Die Axis:     7 h
Obverse Description:     Head of Bacchus (or Liber) right, wearing ivy-wreath, and long hair in locks
Reverse Legend:     M. VOLTEI. M. F
Reverse Description:     Ceres driving a biga of snakes right, holding a lighted torch in each hand; plumb-bob behind
Mint:     Rome
Primary Reference:     Crawford 385/3
Reference2:     Sydenham 776
Reference3:     Volteia 3
Reference4:     Kestner 3253 (same dies); BMCRR Rome 3160
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     EF, medium gray and iridescent toning, tiny flan flaw on reverse in exergue. Exceptional strike for the issue
Notes:     Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1291 From the Harry Strickhausen Collection