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    C. Norbanus. 83 B.C. AR denarius (19 mm, 3.85 g). Diademed head of Venus right; XVII behind / Prow stem, fasces, caduceus and grain ear. Crawford 357/1a; Sydenham 740; Norbana 1. Toned XF, two small peck marks in obverse field. Scarce and in high grade.
    Caius Norbanus is known only from his coins. He was perhaps the son of C. Norbanus who was praetor in Sicily during the year 90-89, which a commonly held interpretation of the reverse type would seem to support. The type is generally considered to be an allusion to the life of the moneyer's father, and the part he played in Sicily during the Social War, when he raised troops, organized a fleet and provisioned the town of Rhegium, by which means it was able to defend itself against the insurgents.


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    September, 2003
    18th-19th Thursday-Friday
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