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Ancient Nomos Art is a museum of galleries exhibiting ancient coins and ancient mint maps. The coin gallery displays the diverse art and history of hand-crafted ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Persian and Medieval coinage. The ancient mints mapping gallery features Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Asia Minor and Medieval mint city regions and territories. Visitor's are welcome to explore, study and enjoy Ancient Nomos Art.

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Roman, Republic – 81 BC

Publius Crepusius

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Roman, Republic – 81 BC

Obverse: Laureate bust of Apollo facing right, sceptre resting over his left shoulder.
Reverse: Horse about to gallop right with mounted horseman brandishing a spear.

Obv: Laureate head of Apollo facing right, sceptre (spear) over his left shoulder; Latin C in field behind. Standing bird symbol below chin. Rev: Rearing horse about to gallop right with mounted horseman brandishing a spear in his right hand. Legend numbers, CLXXXVIIII (reverse die 189 in Roman numerals), in upper left field. In exergue, P · CREPVSI.



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The ANAM Special Features gallery takes a closer look at the uniquely small, exquisitely engraved and highly artful Republican Roman Horsemen and Chariot types, circa 1st, 2nd and 3rd centuries BC. To view the Special Features coin exhibit depicting this very important form of ancient equine transportation, please use the following link: Republican Roman Horsemen and Chariot Exhibit

Value: Denarius. Metal: AR Silver. Weight: 3.78 grams. Mint: Rome. Date: 81 BC.
Attribution: Babelon Crepusia 1; Sydenham 738a; RBW 1368; Crawford 361/1c.

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