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Denarius Antestia: Gaius Antistius; C ANTESTI / ROMA

Features

Country Roman Republic (ancient)
(Rome)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 146 BC
Value Denarius (1)
Currency Denarius (cca 280 BC-41 BC)
Composition Silver
Weight 3.44 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References RCV I# 95,
Sear, David R.; 2000. Roman Coins and their Values, Vol. 1 - The Republic and the Twelve Caesars. Spink.
RSC# 1,
  • 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. ISBN 9780900652448.
  • Herbert A. Seaby, David R. Sear, Robert Loosley; 1979. Roman Silver Coins / Volume 2. Tiberius to Commodus (3rd edition). Numismatic Fine Arts Intl, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780900652486.
  • Herbert A. Seaby, David R. Sear, Robert Loosley; 1982. Roman Silver Coins / Volume 3. Pertinax to Balbinus & Pupienus (2nd edition). Numismatic Fine Arts Intl, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780900652615.
  • Herbert A. Seaby, David R. Sear, Robert Loosley; 1982. Roman Silver Coins / Volume 4. Gordian III to Postumus (2nd edition). Numismatic Fine Arts Intl, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780900652622.
  • Catherine Elizabeth King, David R. Sear; 1990. Roman Silver Coins / Volume 5. Carausius to Romulus Augustus (2nd edition). Numismatic Fine Arts Intl, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780900652806.
RRC# 219/1e,
Michael H. Crawford; 1974. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge University Press, London.
CRR# 411
Edward Allen Sydenham; 1952. The Coinage of the Roman Republic. Spink & Son, London.

Obverse

Helmeted head of Roma right, mark of value below chin; behind, part of moneyer mark with ANTE in monogram.

Lettering:
C • ANTESTI
X

Translation: Gaius Antestius

Reverse

Dioscuri galloping right, each holding horizontal spear; inscription in exergue.
Part of moneyer mark under the horses as a puppy running right with both fore-feet raised.

Lettering: ROMA

Edge

Smooth

Comments

The gens Antestia, sometimes Antistia, was a plebeian family at Rome; the name of Antestia is certainly older given the family coinage comparison and evolution. The first of the gens to achieve prominence was Sextus Antistius, tribune of the people in 422 BC.

Sometimes the two parts of moneyer mark are inverted: lettering on reverse and puppy on obverse.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (-146)  Rome, puppy on obverse
ND (-146)  Rome, puppy on reverse

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