Roman Republic. C. MALL, A.ALBINVS S.F., L. METEL. Rome, 96 BC

Roman Republic. C. MALL, A.ALBINVS S.F., L. METEL. Rome, 96 BC

1,250.00

AR Denarius, 3.95g (18mm, 7h). Laureate head of Apollo r.; below, A.ALB.S.F. upwards; behind, L. METEL downwards. Border of dots / Roma seated l. on pile of shields, holding sword in l. hand and spear in r. hand, crowned from behind by Victory; on l., C.MA.L downwards; in exergue, ROMA. Border of dots.

Pedigree: Ex Dr. Busso Peus 6 May 1980, lot 289. Ex Leo Benz Collection, Lanz, 23 Nov 1998, lot 196

References: Crawford 335/1c. FFC 211 (this coin). BMCRR Italy 730 and 732

Grade: Rainbow toning and good strike. Obverse is slightly irregular in shape and has some minor flan distractions at 1h. Reverse is mostly complete but the figure of Victory's head is flat due to striking. Toned aEF (rr1148 )

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