Denarius, issued by Ancient Roman Republic, 75 BC
Moneyer: L. FARSVLEI MENSOR (L. Farsuleius Mensor)
Minted in Rome
Diademed bust of Libertas facing right; in field left, a pileus; in field right, S.C; around at right anticlockwise, MENSOR; around at left, the control-numeral - XXXVII; bead and reel border
Warrior (or Mars?) in horse drawn biga which faces to right assisting a man wearing a toga to step up; below horses, a scorpion; in exergue, [L]. FARSVELI
The moneyer is otherwise not known. The scorpion on the reverse is not a control-mark, it has been suggested that it represents the constellation Scorpio and that this, through astrology, points to the driver of the biga being the god Mars.
Purchase from Downie, P.J. Ltd.
Type of item
20 mm (Outside Diameter), 3.824 g (Weight)
[Book] Crawford, Michael H. 1974. Roman Republican Coinage., 406-407 Pages