NGC Roman Republic Denarius-Serratus Q ANTONIUS BALBUS, Anti-Sullan Issue, 83 BC

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Seller: sarcophoguy (977) 100%, Location: Penticton, British Columbia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 143328881250 NGC graded, serialized and encapsulated silver denarius-serratus from Republican Rome,minted in 83 - 82 BC for Q Antonius Balbus. The serratus was simply a type of denarius with a serrated edge, a Republican eraattempt at a "security feature" so that the core of the coin could be viewed from theedges, showing off its status of being SOLID silver.This anti-Sullan coin was struck in 83/82 BC by order of the Senate, honouringQ. Antonius Balbus being promoted to Praetor of Sardinia, and being tasked withstopping the advance of the dictator Sulla's advance on Rome. This coin type was mintedto pay the army that would fight against Sulla's return. Unfortunately for Balbus, he wasactually defeated by Sulla at the Battle of the Colline Gate, removed from his position infavour of L. Phillipus and executed. The Obverse shows the bust of Jupiter, the Reverse depicts Victory driving a quadriga(4 horse chariot). Authenticated and encapsulated by the NGC, it was given the grade "FINE" with a5/5 for Strike and a 2/5 for Surface. To see certification info go to the verification site at and enter this coin's serial number 4285110-014 *Coin Capsule has also been upgraded to the Scratch Resistant Surface NOTE* This coin has NOT been removed from its permanent capsule. Some of these photographs weretaken prior to encapsulation. I combine SHIPPING. Posted with eBay Mobile Certification Number: 4285110-014, Certification: NGC, Date: 83 BC, Grade: Fine, Composition: Silver, Denomination: Denarius Serratus

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