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ID:     59-802
Type:     Roman Republican
Issuer:     P. Fonteius P.F. Capito
Date Ruled:     55 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Denarius
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     55 BC
Weight:     3.83 g
Obverse Legend:     P.FONTEIVS.P.F / CAPITO.III.VIR
Obverse Description:     P·FONTEIVS·P·F – CAPITO·III·VIR Helmeted and draped bust of Mars r., with trophy over shoulder
Reverse Legend:     MN / FONT.TR.MIL
Reverse Description:     MN – FONT·TR·MIL Horseman r. thrusting spear at enemy who is about to slay unarmed captive; in r. field, helmet and oval shield
Primary Reference:     Crawford 429/1
Reference2:     Fonteia 17
Reference3:     Syd 900
Reference4:     SRCV 392
Photograph Credit:     Numismatica Ars Classica
Grade:     EF
Notes:     Lovely cabinet tone, reverse slightly off-centre, otherwise extremely fine