Denarius serratus Postumia: Aulus Postumius Albinus; HISPAN / A•POST•A•F•S•N ALBIN

Features

Country Roman Republic (ancient) (Rome)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 81 BC
Value Denarius (1)
Currency Denarius of 10 Asses (221 – 141 BC)
Composition Silver
Weight 3.77 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 66970
Numista (https://numista.com)
References RCV I# 297,
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# 8
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

Head of Hispania right, wearing veil; behind, counterclockwise inscription.
Border of dots.

Lettering: HISPAN

Translation: Hispania

Reverse

Togate figure standing left, extending right hand towards legionary eagle before him with wings opened; behind, fasces with axe.
Moneyer mark counterclockwise starting at 8H ending in middle field.

Lettering:
A•
POST•A•F
•S•N
ALBIN

Translation:
Aulus Postumius Aulus Filius Spurius Nepos Albinus
(Aulus Postumius Albinus, son of Aulus, nephew of Spurius)

Edge

Serrated

Comments

Reverse lettering is not common as it should be read almost in spiral form, a bit like the shell of a snail.

The gens Postumia was a patrician family, and as such always remained unadopted by any plebeian family. It was divided into several branches, the noblest of which, as recorded by name on Roman denarii, was the Albini.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (-81)  Rome mint - RRC#372/2, CRR#746

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