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Roman Republic, Silver Denarius of L.Porcius Licinus (c.118 BC) - Important Pedigree - NGC Ch.VF* (Strike: 5/5, Surface: 5/5)

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Roman Republic, Silver Denarius of L.Porcius Licinus (c.118 BC) - Important Pedigree - NGC Ch.VF* (Strike: 5/5, Surface: 5/5)

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Why does this Roman Republic Silver Denarius belong in your ancient coin collection?

Leaders of the Roman Republic (509-27 BC) consisted of a group of elected officials, with the office of moneyer controlling the production and design of coinage. This Silver Denarius struck c. 118 BC is termed a "Denarius Serratus" for its beautiful scalloped edge. How and why these unusual coins were produced remains a point of scholarly debate today. Issued by moneyer L. Porcius Licinus, the coin has been certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as coming from the private collection of the late Archer M. Huntington, a scion of railroad royalty and major benefactor of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) and Hispanic Society of America (HSA) in the early 20th century.

Incredibly Detailed Imagery

Featured on the obverse is Roma wearing a winged helmet, with the mark of the coin's denomination behind. The moneyer's name is abbreviated as "L PORCI LICI."

A Gallic warrior appears on the reverse driving a biga, while grasping a shield and spear. "L LIC CN DOM" is inscribed in the exergue. The image celebrates Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus' victory in Gaul over the Allobroges, an ancient Celtic tribe.

Choice Very Fine STAR Silver Denarius

This Silver Denarius of the Roman Republic was reviewed by the NGC's ancient coin experts in the NGC Ancients division. The coin is graded Ch. VF, Choice Very Fine (Sheldon Scale 30-35), with the ancient coin grades of 5/5 for both quality of strike and surface condition. NGC also awarded this coin the special designation of Star, which is awarded for significant eye appeal related to strike, surface or style and also likely because of the important pedigree.

Make this beautifully struck Silver Denarius of the Roman Republic the next addition to your ancient coin collection!


Year of Issue:c. 118 BC
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch. VF*