Cr. 173/5 C. SAX/Cluvius Saxula Æ Sextans, 169-158 B.C.
Roman Republic Æ Sextans(17.9 mm, 5.80g). C. Cluvius Saxula, moneyer, 169-158 BC. Rome mint. Head of Mercury right wearing winged Petasos, •• above / Prow of galley right; C SAX above, •• before, ROMA below. Crawford 173/5; Sydenham 360d; Babelon Clovia 10; Russo RBW 736.
Ex RBW Collection, ex Wayne Phillips list 194, 280, May 1995, $35 USD
This is a very scarce type from a period where sextantes were minted in only very small numbers. Note that there are actually two "SAX" series - the "C.SAX" series seen here and a "SAX" series minted during this same general period with a noticeably different prow style.