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Cr. 353/1a Mn. Fonteius C.f. AR denarius, 85 BC

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Roman Republic AR Denarius(3.68g, 21mm). Mn. Fonteius C.f., moneyer. 85 BC. Rome mint. Laureate head of Vejovis(or Apollo) right; below, thunderbolt; behind [MN] FO[NT]EI C F downwards; before, monogram(ROMA?) upwards. Border of dots. / Cupid on goat right; above, pilei; in exergue, thyrsus; around, laurel-wreath. Border of dots. Crawford 353/1a. BMCRR Rome 2476; Sydenham 724; RSC Fonteia 9; Russo RBW 1350.

From the CNG description of a similar denarius: "In the Temple of Vejovis in Rome there stood near his statue another statue of a goat with a winged Genius on its back, which alludes to the infancy of Jupiter, who, on Mount Ida, was nursed by the goat Amaltheia. The caps of the Dioscuri are placed above, because they were worshipped at Tusculum, from where the Fonteia family originated."

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