Roman Republic Æ Sextans(4.58 grams, 20.67 mm). Caius Aurunculeius Cotta, Praetor of Sardinia, 209 BC. Sardinian mint. Head of Mercury right. above, two pellets / Prow right; above, ROMA; before AVR monogram; two pellets below. Crawford 65/6; Sydenham 162d; Russo RBW 277.
Ex FJ Rath, Youngstown, NY, list #5 11-30-1970, lot 69.
This series is signed "AVR", which along with find spot and hoard evidence seems to suggest that it was minted in Sardinia near the end of the Second Punic War, likely under Caius Aurunculeius Cotta, Praetor of Sardinia in 209 BC.