289/1. Cipia - denarius (115-4 BC)

AR Denarius (Rome, c.115-4 BC)

O/ M CIPI M F, Helmeted head of Roma r., X behind.

R/ Victory in prancing biga r., holding reins and palm frond; rudder below horses; ROMA in exergue.

Crawford 289/1 (535 obverse dies/669 reverse dies)


Marcus Cispius:

Cispius probably belonged to the plebeian gens Cispia (or Cipia). His life is still unknown; he might have been the grandfather of Marcus Cispius, Tribune of the Plebs in 57 BC and friend of Cicero.

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