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61, Lot: 123. Estimate $100.
Sold for $92. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

L. Pomponius Cn.f. 118 BC. AR Serrate Denarius (21mm, 3.63 gm). Helmeted head of Roma right / Gallic warrior in biga right, brandishing spear and shield; carnyx behind. Crawford 282/4; Sydenham 522; Pomponia 7. Toned VF, reverse a little soft at edge, porous.

From the Tony Hardy Collection.

This example relates to the establishment of a mint at Narbo in Gaul. After Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus defeated the Gallic Allobroges in 121 BC, his son, also Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus, along with L. Licinius Crassus, established a Roman colony at Narbo. Within a few years, a mint was established there and these serrate denarii were among its earliest issues.