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511972
511972.

C. Sulpicius C.f. Galba. 106 BC. AR Serrate Denarius (18mm, 3.74 g, 8h). Rome mint. Jugate and laureate heads of Dei Penates left / Two male figures standing facing one another, each holding a spear and pointing at sow which lies between; L above. Crawford 312/1; Sydenham 572; Sulpicia 1. Lightly toned. Good VF.


The Dei Penates Publici were the household gods of Aeneas, taken with him to Italy after the fall of Troy. They were housed in a shrine at Lavinium, which was very likely the birthplace of the gens Sulpicia.