Roman Republic. C. Antestia. Rome, 146 BC

Roman Republic. C. Antestia. Rome, 146 BC


AR Denarius, 3.87g (20mm, 11h). Helmeted head of Roma r.; behind, puppy walking upwards; before X. Border of dots / Dioscuri r.; below, C.AESTI; in exergue, ROMA. Line border.

Pedigree: Ex Leo Benz Collection, Lanz, 23 Nov 1998, lot 142

References: Crawford 219/1a. FFC 145 (this coin). BMCRR 855

Grade: Lovely symbol of puppy on behind head on obverse. Minor soft strike. Reverse has some small hairline scratches on top. Some traces of red toning. VF+ (rr1138)

Scroll down for more information about this coin.

Add To Cart

As is typical of most of the Republican series there is not much known about the moneyer Antestius Labeo. The puppy symbol on the obverse may be an allusion to the Catulus.