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The Discovery of Romulus and Remus

5629316. SOLD $775

Sex. Pompeius Fostlus. 137 BC. AR Denarius (20mm, 4.09 g, 12h). Rome mint. Helmeted head of Roma right; capis to left, X (mark of value) below chin / She-wolf standing right, head left, suckling the twins (Remus and Romulus); to left, shepherd Faustulus standing right; in background, birds on fig tree. Crawford 235/1c; Sydenham 461a; Pompeia 1a; RBW 972. Light iridescent toning, some flan flaws. Near EF. Good mythological type.