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AR Denarius (18mm, 3.67 g, 3h). Rome mint. Publius Petronius Turpilianus (triumvir monetalis) i.e. moneyer. Struck 19/8 BC.
Draped bust of Feronia right, wearing stephane
Parthian kneeling right, extending standard to which is attached a vexillum marked X.
This type commemorates Augustus' diplomatic triumph in securing the restoration of the legionary standards which had been lost by Crassus and Antony in the disastrous campaigns of 53 and 36 BC. Many of the issues of this period commemorate this significant event.
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