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455/1 #9648-38 C.ANTIVS C.F. RESTIO Antius Restio Hercules Denarius | by Ahala
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455/1 #9648-38 C.ANTIVS C.F. RESTIO Antius Restio Hercules Denarius

Denarius. 47BC. 3.8grams. Rome mint. Antia. Crawford 455/01a C.ANTIVS C.F. RESTIO. Obverse: hd Antius Restio r. Reverse: Hercules stg fcg. Scarce.

 

Northumberland Smyth 1856:

ANTIA (Plebeian). — A bare and beardless virile head, in advanced life, behind the head RESTIO. It is thought to represent Antius Restio, the celebrated tribune of the plebs about B.C. 70, and author of the lex sumptuaria et cibaria, limiting the expense of entertainments, and the practice of dining out. Rev — C(aius) ANTIVS, C(aii) F(ilius). A fine naked figure walking, which by the club, the lion's spoils, and the trophy, is seen to be Hercules Triumphalis. This rare coin was probably struck about 45 BC.

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Taken on October 16, 2006