A RARE DENARIUS OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC
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Moneyer: A. Licinius Nerva
Rome Mint; c. 47 BCE
Obverse: Laureate bust of Fides facing right. NERVA in left field. FIDES in right field.
Reverse: Horseman galloping right, dragging captive by hair. III in left field. VIR in right field.
Weight: 3.6g; Diameter: 17.5 mm
In very good to fine condition.
Similar example at the Harvard Art Museums (object number: 1979.428.27)
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Moneyers in the Roman Republic were an elite group of men responsible for the production of Roman coinage. Unlike simple monetarii, who merely working in the mint, the trumivir monetales were in control of the process, including the iconography present on the coinage. Their full title was tresviri aere argento auro flando feriundo, often abreviated III VIR AAAFF, III VIR APF, or as we see on this coin III VIR.