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ID:     75000949
Type:     Roman Republican
Issuer:     L. Cornelius Balbus and C. Julius Caesar (Octavianus)
Date Ruled:     41 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Denarius
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 41
Weight:     3.97 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     C·CAESAR·III·VIR·R·P·C
Obverse Description:     Bare head right
Reverse Legend:     BALBVS – PRO·PR
Reverse Description:     Club left
Mint:     Military
Primary Reference:     Crawford 518/1
Reference2:     RSC 417
Reference3:     Syd 1325a
Reference4:     Sear CRI 298
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=103857
Grade:     Good Fine, light gray toning, faint hairlines on upper reverse
Notes:     Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 949 Rare. Lucius Cornelius Balbus was from Gades, modern Cadiz, in Spain. Following the assassination of Julius Caesar, he supported Octavian and as a result was rewarded with the consulship in 40 BC, the first foreign-born citizen to hold this position. The club of Hercules on the reverse makes reference to Gades, his birthplace.