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BM02240

T. Didius, Silver Denarius

T. Didius (113/112 B.C.), Silver Denarius. Mint of Rome. Helmeted head of Roma facing right, ROMA monogram behind, mark of value below, rev. T DEIDI (in exergue), gladiatorial scene: two gladiators engaging in battle, one armed with a round shield and a sword and brandishing a whip, the other armed with an oval shield, a sword and a stave, falling backwards having been struck, 3.90g., 6h (Crawford 294/1; Sydenham 550; RBW 1134). Some light old marks on obverse, beautiful old cabinet tone, nearly extremely fine, a very attractive example of this popular issue.

Provenance:

Ex Numismatic Fine Arts XXVII, 1991, lot 381

Ex NAC 10, 1997, lot 481

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