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430, Lot: 314. Estimate $200.
Sold for $260. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

A. Postumius A.f. Sp.n. Albinus. 81 BC. AR Serrate Denarius (20mm, 4.02 g, 6h). Rome mint. Draped bust of Diana right, with bow and quiver over shoulder; bucranium above / Togate figure standing left on rock, holding aspergillum over head of ox standing right; lighted altar between them. Crawford 372/1; Sydenham 745; Postumia 7. Good VF, toned, a couple light scratches.


This type refers to the Battle of Lake Regillus (circa 496 BC), at which the Roman army, under the command of A. Postumius Albus, defeated the Latin League, led by Tarquin the Proud, the former king of Rome. Prior to the battle, the Romans made a special sacrifice to Diana at her temple on the Aventine Hill.