Quinarius Cornelia: Gneius Cornelius Lentulus; CN LENT

Quinarius (Cornelia: Gneius Cornelius Lentulus; CN LENT) -  obverseQuinarius (Cornelia: Gneius Cornelius Lentulus; CN LENT) -  reverse

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Features

Country Roman Republic (ancient) (Rome)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 88 BC - 87 BC
Value Quinarius (1/2)
Currency Denarius of 10 Asses (221 – 141 BC)
Composition Silver
Weight 1.98 g
Diameter 14 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 33083
Numista (https://numista.com)
References RCV I# 255,
David R. Sear; 2000. Roman Coins and Their Values / Volume 1. The Republic and the Twelve Caesars 280 BC-AD 96. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
RSC# 51,
Herbert A. Seaby, David R. Sear, Robert Loosley; 1978. Roman Silver Coins / Volume 1. The Republic to Augustus (3rd edition). Numismatic Fine Arts Intl, London, United Kingdom.
And 4 more volumes.
RRC# 345/2,
Michael H. Crawford; 1974. Roman Republican Coinage / Volume 1. Introduction and catalogue. Cambridge University Press, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.
CRR# 703
Edward Allen Sydenham, Leonard S. Forrer; 1952. The Coinage of the Roman Republic. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Anepigraphic.
Head of Jupiter, right, laureate.

Reverse

Victory standing right, crowning a trophy.
Moneyer mark in exergue; sometimes NT in monogram.

Lettering: CN • LENT

Translation:
Cn (-æus) Lentulus:
"Gneius [Cornelius] Lentulus)".

Edge

Smooth

Comments

The gens Cornelia was one of the most distinguished Roman gentes, and produced a greater number of illustrious men than any other house at Rome. Servius Cornelius Cossus Maluginensis was first to achieve the consulship in 485 BC. The gens was a major contributor to the highest offices of the Republic, and contested for consulships with the Fabii and the Valerii from the 3rd century BC. Over thirty percent of all consulships were held by men from Cornelii; several great commanders also came from this family.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (88 BC - 87 BC)  Rome

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