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ID:     861814
Type:     Roman Republican
Issuer:     C. Cassius
Date Ruled:     Early 42 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Denarius
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Early 42
Diameter:     18 mm
Weight:     3.82 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     C CASSI / IMP
Obverse Description:     Filleted tripod surmounted by cortina and two laurel branches
Reverse Legend:     LENTVLVS SPINT
Reverse Description:     Capis and lituus
Mint:     Military
Primary Reference:     Crawford 500/1
Reference2:     RSC 7
Reference3:     Sydenham 1308
Reference4:     CRI 219
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Near EF.
Notes:     The obverse of this rare denarius closely copies the reverse of the aureus struck by M. Aquinius, and was probably minted on the occasion of the meeting in Smyrna between Cassius and Brutus. The capis and lituus, symbols of the pontificate, recall Spinther’s election to that college in 57 BC.