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Denarius Marcia: Lucius Marcius Philippus; Φ ROMA / L•PHILIPPVS

Features

Country Rome
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 113 BC - 112 BC
Value Denarius (1)
Composition Silver
Weight 3.68 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes
References RCV I# 170, RSC# 12
Roman Coins and their Values, Vol. 1 - The Republic and the Twelve Caesars
by Sear, David R.
(Spink, 2000)
Roman Silver Coins
by Herbert A. Seaby, David R. Sear
(Numismatic Fine Arts Intl)

Obverse

Head of King Philip V of Macedon right, wearing diadem ornamented with goat's horns.
ROMA in monogram left above head, counterclockwise; Phi letter under chin.
Border of dots.

Lettering:
Φ
ROMA

Reverse

Equestrian statue right; horseman carrying laurel-branch, flower below horse.
Moneyer mark inscribed on tablet; LP ligatured.
Denomination mark XVI in monogram (Ӿ) below tablet.

Lettering: L•PHILIPPVS

Translation: Lucius [Marcius] Philippus

Comments

The gens Marcia was a family originally patrician, but afterwards plebeian.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (113 BC - 112 BC)  Rome mint - RRC#293/1, CRR#551

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