Denarius, Issued by Ancient Roman Republic, 106 BC
Moneyer: C. SVLPICI C.F (C. Sulpicius Galba)
Minted in Rome

Note: a denarius serratus

Obverse Description

Conjoined laureate heads of the Dei Penates Publici facing left; below, D.P.P

Reverse Description

Two male figures standing facing each other, each holds a spear in his left hand and points at a sow which stands facing left before them; in exergue, C. SV{LP}ICI C.F; above, the control-mark, I (note: the letters within {} marks are in monogram form)

Edge Description



The control-marks on this issue are letters of the Latin alphabet, each control-mark can occur on more than one die. The form of the denarius serratus was made by chiseling the edge of the coin blank before striking. This did not stop forgery as forged denarii serratii are known. The form was apparently preferred by the Germans.

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