ROMAN REPUBLICAN, Q. CAECILIUS METELLUS PIUS SIVER DENARIUS

ROMAN REPUBLICAN, Q. CAECILIUS METELLUS PIUS SIVER DENARIUS

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Roman Republic
Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Silver Denarius 
Circa (81 BC), Military mint.
Obverse: Diademed head of Pietas facing right, stork before.
Reverse:  capis and lituus, IMPER in exergue, all within laurel-wreath. 
Babelon Caecilia 44. Sydenham 751. RBW 1397. Crawford 374/2.
4 grams, 19 mm in diameter.
A splendid example with a truly superior strike, much as struck, with a pleasing old cabinet tone.