|Roman Republic. Anonymous. Denarius, 207 BC, Rome mint.|
|Obverse:||Head of Roma with winged helmet right, behind X.|
|Reverse:||Dioscuri, holding a spear and wearing a cloak, on horses riding right, above crescent, below ROMA in linear frame.|
|Dimensions:||AR, 4.05 g, 21 mm, 3h.|
BMCRR Rome 431.
|Condition:||Die rust, slightly off center. Lustrous and beautifully toned. Extremely fine.|
|Provenance:||From a private German Collection,
acquired at Künker E52 (2018), 73.
|Comment:||This coin is a beautiful example of the early denarii. The first denarius was struck in 211 BC, thenceforth the images stayed unchanged for almost 70 years. In this early times, the influence of single persons on the motifs was very small. The only difference apart from the style are the control marks, in this case the crescent above the Dioscuri.|