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Rome - The Republic

Moneyer: C. Licinius L.f. Macer
Held Office: 84 BC
Denomination: AR Denarius
Mint: Rome
Obverse: Diademed bust of Vejovis (Apollo) left, viewed from behind, brandishing thunderbolt, cloak over left shoulder.
Reverse: Minerva in quadriga right, hurling spear and holding shield. In exergue "C•LICINIVS•L•F / MACER"
Reference: RCVM 274, RSC Licinia 16, RRC 354/01
Weight: 3.7 gms
Diameter: 21.4 mm
Comment: This coin is double-struck. Hence the odd angle of Minerva's quadriga.

C. Licinius L.f. Macer

This moneyer was noted as an annalist who wrote a history of Rome in sixteen books, now existing only in fragments. He served as a praetor in 68 BC but committed suicide several years later, having been accused of extortion during his provincial governership.

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