Quinarius, issued by Ancient Roman Republic, 97 BC
Moneyer: circa EGNATVLEI circa F. Q (circa Egnatuleius)
Minted in Rome
Laureate head of Apollo facing right; behind, C. EGAT VLEI.C.F.; below neck, Q
Winged Victory standing facing left inscribing a shield which is attached to a trophy, to left of trophy , a carnyx; between trophy and Victory, Q; in exergue, ROMA
Crawford (p.629) indicates that the production of the quinarius denomination is linked to Roman activity in Gaul. He suggests that this issue should be associated with the Roman colonization undertaken by Marius and (p.332) that the reverse type of Victory inscribing a shield on a military trophy is also a reference to Marius' military success.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
15 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.58 g (Weight)
[Book] Crawford, Michael H. 1974. Roman Republican Coinage., 332 and 629 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.