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C. Augurinus. 135 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.93 g, 11h). Rome mint. Head of Roma right, wearing winged helmet, ornamented with griffin’s head, the visor in three pieces and peaked, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace, hair arranged in three symmetrical locks; mark of value to left / Ionic column surmounted by statue; at base, two stalks of grain; on left, L. Minucius Augurinus standing right, holding patera, foot on modius; on right, M. Minucius Faesus standing left, holding lituus; C • A VG flanking statue. Crawford 242/1; Sydenham 463; Kestner 2195-6; BMCRR Rome 952-4; Minucia 3; RBW 999. Iridescent toning, slight peripheral weakness on reverse. EF.

Ex Nomisma 35 (16 October 2007), lot 182.