L THORIUS BALBUS SILVER DENARIUS – IMPRESSIVE ROTATED DOUBLE STRIKE ERROR – CHOICE VF STAR NGC GRADED ROMAN REPUBLIC COIN (Inv. 15351)
ROMAN REPUBLIC. L. THORIUS BALBUS. 105 BC.
Silver Denarius, 3.96 g, 22 mm.
Obv. I•S•M•R, head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin.
Rev. L•THORIVS / BALBVS, bull charging right, N above.
Crawford 316/1; Sydenham 598; Thoria 1.
NGC graded CHOICE VF STAR, Strike 3/5, Surface 4/5, “double struck w/rotation”, an impressive error in which the coin was struck a second time after being considerably rotated, creating two distinct impressions of Juno’s head.