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Why purchase this Roman Republic Silver Denarius of M. Marcius?
This Silver Denarius was struck in Rome, c. 134 BC under the authority of Moneyer M. Marcius. A Moneyer of the Roman Republic was responsible for all aspects of coin production, from the details of the design to supervision of minting. Designs, especially in the late Republic years, reflected personal themes of importance to the Moneyer, including family values and achievements.
Beautifully Detailed Symbolic Imagery
The obverse portrays Roma facing right, wearing winged helmet, with the image of a modius behind. The reverse features winged Victory driving a galloping biga to the right. Inscribed "M MARC ROMA" divided by two ears of grain. Imagery of the modius and grain pay tribute to the moneyer's father Mn. Marcius (Republic's Board of Magistrates circa B.C. 154), who distributed grain to the people by modius.
Extraordinary Mint State*
NGC Ancients, the specialized ancient coin grading division of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this Silver Denarius of the Roman Republic, struck c. 134 BC, to be Mint State (MS), which is comparable to 60-62 on the Sheldon Scale. With additional grading of 5/5 for strike and 4/5 for surface quality, expect this stunning coin to exhibit a beautiful strike with no sign of wear. This Silver Drachm was further awarded a star (*), indicating that the coin has exceptional eye appeal due to a remarkable strike, surface, or style.
This Silver Denarius, with its exceptional imagery and high grading, will make an impressive addition to your ancient coin collection!
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