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    Superb Volteius Denarius

    M. Volteius M.f. (75 BC). AR denarius (19mm, 4.11 gm). Rome. Laureate, helmeted and draped bust of Attis right; behind, pentagram / M. VOLTEI. M. F in exergue, Cybele seated right, holding patera, driving biga of lions right; above, Greek numeral ΛΔ. Crawford 385/4. Sydenham 777. Volteia 4. Beautiful deep iridescent toning. FDC.

    From The Mayflower Collection.

    The reverse type relates to one of the five principal agonistic festivals held annually at Rome during this period, all of which were celebrated on this moneyer's coinage. The ludi Magalenses honored the goddess Cybele, who is depicted on the reverse, while her beloved shepherd, Attis, is shown on the obverse.


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