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Roman Republic, AR denarius, Lucius Caesius, 112-111 BC, Rome mint.

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Roman Republic, AR denarius, Lucius Caesius, 112-111 BC, Rome mint.
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Roman Republic, AR denarius, Lucius Caesius, 112-111 BC, Rome mint. Caesia 1, BMC Italy 585; Syd. 564; Craw. 298/1. 3.9 grams. Youthful bust of Vejovis left, viewed from behind, hurling thunderbolt, monogram of Roma behind / Two Lares seated right, dog between them; head of Vulcan and tongs above; LA on left, ER on right, L CAESI in exergue. Choice AU with old cabinet toning. "Vejovis was a Latin divinity of a destructive nature. The Lares Praestittes were the projecting spirits of the city of Rome and may be identified with Romulus and Remus. The head of Vulcan and the tongs relate to the office of moneyer." [Seaby, p. 22]