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Lot 63075

Estimate: 100 USD   |   Starting price: 1 USD Price realized: 114 USD
L. Marcius Philippus (ca. 57 BC). AR denarius (3.56 gm). About XF. Rome. Diademed head of Ancus Marcius right, lituus behind, ANCVS below / PHILIPPVS, equestrian statue standing on aqueduct right, flower at feet, A-Q-V-A-MAR (MAR ligate) in arches of aqueduct. Crawford 425/1. Sydenham 919. Marcia 28. The Marcia gens claimed descent from Ancus Marcius, the fourth king of Rome, who is said to have been the first to bring water to Rome by means of an aqueduct. The equestrian statue is of Q. Marcius Rex, who was commissioned by the Senate to repair old aqueducts and build one which would give a supply to the Capitol, while he was praetor in 144 BC. This aqueduct is known as the Aqua Marcia.HID05401242017

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