«Traditional Means of Payment»

Roman Republic, As

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Roman Republic, As (obverse) Roman Republic, As (reverse)

The obverse depicts the bearded Janus, the two-faced god, wearing a laurel wreath; above him the specification of value, I. The reverse shows a prow beneath the inscription VER OGVL GAR, possibly for the moneyers Gargonius, Ogulnius and Vergilius (or Verginius). Above the inscription is a sign looking like the letter O, perhaps the a mint control mark.

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