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Roman Republic, AR denarius, C. Vibius C.F. Pansa, 90 BC, Rome mint.

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Roman Republic, AR denarius, C. Vibius C.F. Pansa, 90 BC, Rome mint.
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Roman Republic, AR denarius, C. Vibius C.F. Pansa, 90 BC, Rome mint. Vibia 3a; BMC 2304-6; Syd. 685ab; Craw. 342/4b. 3.8 grams. Laureate head of Apollo right; PANSA behind, control mark III below chin / Minerva driving galloping quadriga right, holding trophy, spear, and reins; C • VIBIVS • C • F below. Lustrous, rainbow-toned AU. "This illustrates the goddess seeking the patch by which her daughter, Persephone, was taken down to Hades. The cult of Demeter and Persephone was of the greatest importance in South Italy; this gens is reputed to have come from Bruttium." [Seaby p. 97]