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395/1 #04124-39 L.COSSVTI C.F. SABVLA Medusa Bellerephon on Pegasus Denarius | by Ahala
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395/1 #04124-39 L.COSSVTI C.F. SABVLA Medusa Bellerephon on Pegasus Denarius

Denarius. 72BC. 3.88grams. Rome mint. Cossutia. Crawford 395/01 L.COSSVTI C.F. SABVLA. Obverse: hd Medusa l, SABVLA. Reverse: Bellerephon on Pegasus r, L.COSSVTI C.F.. Scarce.

 

COSSUTIA. Obv — SABVLA. The diademmed and winged head of Medusa, her hair tired with serpents, and her majestic face looking towards the left.

 

Rev — L(ucius) COSSVTI(us), C(ai) F(ilius). Bellerophon on Pegasus hurling a spear ; behind him an arithmetical marks. As neither Maridianus nor Sabula are mentioned in history, these cognomens are otherwise unknown; and it is only by inference, and the obvious connexion of its two sides, that numismatists presume this coin to have been struck to commemorate the restoring of the city of Corinth by Julius Caesar.

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Taken on October 16, 2006