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ID:     25-0279
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     ITALY SOCIAL WAR
City:     Marsic Confederation
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Denarius
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     circa 90 BC
Diameter:     20 mm
Weight:     3.83 g
Obverse Legend:     ITALIA (in Oscan) / X·
Obverse Description:     Helmeted and draped bust of Mars right; X· behind.
Reverse Legend:     C·PAAPI·C· (in Oscan)
Reverse Description:     Four soldiers, two on each side, pointing their swords at pig held by kneeling youth; in exergue, C·PAAPI·C· retrograde in Oscan characters.
Mint:     mobile mint with C. Papius in Campania (?)
Primary Reference:     Syd 637
Photograph Credit:     Numismatica Ars Classica NAC AG
Source:     http://arsclassicacoins.com
Notes:     NAC Auction 25 (2003), lot 279. Ex Gorny 79, 1996, 489 and NAC 21, 2001, 181 sales. Very rare.