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Roman Republic, Silver Denarius of Mn.Fonteius (c.85 BC) - Important Pedigree - NGC AU* (Strike: 5/5, Surface: 5/5)

Roman Republic, Silver Denarius of Mn.Fonteius (c.85 BC) - Important Pedigree - NGC AU* (Strike: 5/5, Surface: 5/5)
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Why purchase this Roman Republic Silver Denarius?

Production and design of coinage during the time of the Roman Republic was supervised by a government official with the title of moneyer. This Silver Denarius was struck at the Rome Mint, c. 85 BC, and was issued by moneyer Mn.Fonteius C.F.

Gorgeous Mythical Imagery

The obverse features the right facing laureate image of Vejovis, the Roman god of healing, with the monogram of Roma and a lightning bolt below. The moneyer's name, "MN FONTEI C F," is inscribed behind.

A laurel wreath frames the reverse image of winged infant Genius (possibly Cupid) seated on a goat, replicating a statue that was housed within the Temple of Vejovis in Rome. The pilei (head caps) of the Dioscuri are illustrated above; in exergue, a filleted thyrsus (the ribbon adorned staff carried by Dionysus) appears.

Superbly Graded Silver Denarius with an Impressive Pedigree

This Silver Denarius of Mn.Fonteius, struck c.85 BC, received the highest grade for ancient coins of 5/5 for both strike and surface characteristics from NGC Ancients, the specialist ancient coin grading division of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Overall, the coin is certified AU, About Uncirculated (Sheldon Scale 50-53), and is further awarded a Star, indicating that the coin possesses exceptional eye appeal due to a significant aspect of strike, surface, or style. The coin is NGC-certified from the private collection of Archer M. Huntington, scion of a legendary railroad family and noted 20th century American collector. He was a generous patron of both the American Numismatic Society (ANS) and Hispanic Society of America (HSA).

Add this impressively graded and specially pedigreed Silver Denarius from the era of the Roman Republic to your ancient coin collection!


Year of Issue:c. 85 BC
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:AU*