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Denarius with head of Roma

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Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma to right. Behind: X Reverse: Dioscuri riding right. Star above each head. In ex.: ROMA


By date unknown: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., P.O. Box 479, Lancaster, Pa. 17608, Auction 45, Mail Bid Sale, March 18, 1998, lot 1163; April 22, 1998: purchased by MFA from Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.

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Gift of Miss Helen Collamore, Mrs. John Templeman Coolidge, Mrs. Henry Lyman, and Mrs. H. S. Shaw, by exchange

Roman, Republican Period, about 211–208 B.C.


Rome, Italy


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.48 gm. Die Axis: 3

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The Ancient World


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