|Country||Roman Republic (ancient) (Rome)|
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Currency||Denarius of 10 Asses (221 – 141 BC)|
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.
Head of Hispania right, wearing veil; behind, counterclockwise inscription.
Border of dots.
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.
Aulus Postumius Aulus Filius Spurius Nepos Albinus
(Aulus Postumius Albinus, son of Aulus, nephew of Spurius)
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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|ND (-81)||Rome mint - RRC#372/2, CRR#746|
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