Denarius, 82 BC, Rome mint. P. Crepusius.




Superb example of the type with outstanding details

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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.
References: Crawford 361/1c;
Sydenham 738a;
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.

The moneyer
P. Crepusius – He is only known through his coins.

Additional information


AR (silver)


3.70 g


17 mm

Die axis

6 h