Repubblica Romana. Gens Marcia. L. Censorinus. 82 a.C. Denario. AG. D/ Testa di Apollo a destra. R/ L. CENSOR. Il satiro Marsyas stante a sinistra. Cr. 363/1. B. (Marcia) 24. Peso 3,99 gr. Diametro 16,00\18,99 mm. SPL+. Fondi lucenti
L. Censorinus. 82 BC. AR Denarius (16mm, 3.99 g, 6h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Apollo right / Marsyas standing left, raising hand and holding wineskin over shoulder; to right, column surmounted by statue of Minerva(?) standing right. Crawford 363/1d; Sydenham 737; Marcia 24; RBW 1372. Lightly toned with some iridescence, faint hairlines on reverse. Good VF. From the Style Collection.
Ex Numismatic Ars Classica N (26 June 2003), lot 1532 (further pedigree to Seaby FPL, October 1976, is erroneous). “One of my favorite Republican types. The reverse is so reminiscent of Santa Claus as depicted in modern times. And the strike is always in high relief.” (From the consignor)