CALENUS & CORDUS SILVER AR DENARIUS DEPICTING ITALIA AT PEACE WITH ROME – CHOICE AU NGC GRADED ROMAN REPUBLICAN COIN (Inv. 8857)
ROMAN REPUBLIC. Q.F. CALENUS & MUC. CORDUS. Ca. 68 BC.
Silver AR Serrate Denarius, 3.95 g., 19 mm.
Obv. Heads of Honos, laureate, and Virtus, wearing helmet, right.
Rev. Italia standing right, clasping hands with Roma standing left, winged caduceus in left field.
Crawford 403/1; Sydenham 797; Fufia 1.
NGC graded CHOICE AU, Strike 4/5, Surface 5/5, NGC # 3760471-006, with pleasing matte gray toning. A very interesting historical type whose meaning is still debated, but with personifications of Rome and Italy whose handshake suggests the existence of peace between the two.