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AR C. Naevius Balbus Denarius 79 B.C. (3.90 gm; 19 mm). O: Diademed head of Venus right, SC behind. RIC 81a; Crawford 382/1b; Sydenham 769b; Naevia 6. R: Victory in triga right; XVII above, C NÆ BALB in exergue. G: Sharply struck on a full flan. Well centered. Choice EF. Nice old-cabinet toning. S: Pars Coins via Vcoins 12/18/12

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I was also attracted by the appearance that the left wheel of the chariot is broken on a triga reverse. Crawford says there is only one other Roman republican denarius with a triga. Maybe the celator simply had perspective problems.
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