Denarius serratus Aquillia: Manius Aquillius; VIRTVS III•VIR / MN•AQVIL MN•F•MN•N SICIL

Features

Country Roman Republic (ancient)
(Rome)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 71 BC
Value Denarius (1)
Currency Denarius of 10 Asses (221 – 141 BC)
Composition Silver
Weight 3.9 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 66904
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References RCV I# 336,
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# 2
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.

Obverse

Bust of Virtus right, draped and wearing crested helmet; before and behind, inscriptions.
Border of dots.

Lettering:
VIRTVS
III•VIR

Translation: Triumvir ([Monetary] Triumvirate)

Reverse

Warrior (perhaps Manius Aquillius, consul in 101 BC) standing facing with head right, holding shield in left hand and raising up with right hand a fallen figure of Sicilia who is slumped to left; below, inscription.
Moneyer mark counterclockwise in left and right fields with all three MN in monograms.
Border of dots.

Lettering:
MN•AQVIL
MN•F•MN•N
SICIL

Translation:
Manius Aquillius Manius Filius Manius Nepos
(Manius Aquillius, son of Manius, nephew of Manius)
Sicil (Sicily)

Edge

Serrated

Comments

The gens Aquillia, or Aquilia, was a family at Rome with both patrician and plebeian branches. Two of the Aquillii are mentioned among the Roman nobles who conspired to bring back the Tarquins, and a member of the house, Gaius Aquillius Tuscus, is mentioned as consul as early as 487 BC.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (-71)  Rome mint - RRC#401/1, CRR#798

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