Republican Cordia Denarius

NZD $130


Moneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. Mn. Cordius Rufus. 46 BC.
Silver Denarius. Rome mint.

Conjoined heads of the Dioscuri right, wearing laureate pilei surmounted by stars.
Rev:   Venus Verticordia standing left, holding scales and transverse sceptre;
Cupid on her shoulder.

Crawford 463/1a;  CRI 63; S ydenham 976;  Cordia 2a.

Very Fine, off centre

Venus Verticordia, the goddess who “turns the hearts of men”.
A temple in Rome was dedicated to her after the corruption of the vestal virgins.