FDC Breathtaking Gold Iridescent Patina. Silanus (The Stepfather of Brutus). Estimated $2,000

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JUNIA Decimus Junius Silanus

Date: 91 BC.


AR Denarius (17.5mm, 2h. 3.95g.)

Titration obverse: Anepigraphe.

Description obverse: Head helmeted from Rome to the right; Behind the head, L.

Titulature reverse: D. SILANVS. LF / ROMA at the forefront.

Description reverse: Victoria (Victory) in a galloping bike on the right, holding the reins
with both hands; Above, mark of control, V.

Translation reverse: “Decimus [Junius] Silanus Lucii Filius”, (Decimus Junius Silanus son of Lucius).

New pair of dies unpublished ( L & XI ).

Reference works: B.15 (Junia) – BMC / RR.- – CRR.646 (1) – RRC.337 / 3 – RSC.15

Comments: For this mint, the corners are numbered using the Latin alphabet for observe and Roman numerals on the reverse. With the letter B on the right, Grueber only noted the reverse corner V. With the numbering V on the reverse, we find the letters K, N and S. Other combinations are certainly to be discovered. (This is one of them! New pair of dies unpublished ( L & XI ))

History: In 91 BC, Lucius Marcius Philippus and Sextus Julius were consuls. The tribune, Marcus Livius Drusus proposes to reform the electoral law in favor of the allies (citizen status).

Item condition: New

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