|Roman Republic. P. Crepusius. Denarius, 82 BC, Rome mint.|
|Obverse:||Head of Apollo, wearing a laurel wreath, right, behind sceptre and N.|
|Reverse:||Horseman right, holding a spear in his right hand, behind CCTXV, in exergue P CREPVSI.|
|Dimensions:||AR, 3.70 g, 17 mm, 6h.|
BMCRR Rome 2675 var.
|Condition:||Slightly toned specimen with outstanding reverse details. Extremely fine.|
|Provenance:||From a private German Collection,
acquired at Emporium Alpha Auction No. 1 (2018), 300.
|Comment:||The identification of the horseman on the reverse is unknown. It does not show a statue – as No. 16 –, because a support is missing. The man seems to be in a military context because of the spear he is holding. Only little about the family is known, it is not possible to recognize a safe context for this reverse depiction.
The obverse may have a connection to ludi Apollinares.
This coin is a superb example of the type with outstanding details, especially the face of the caricature face of the horseman is rarely preserved.