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Dawn's Horses / Medusa and Roma

Roman republic, AR denarius, Plautia 15 (47 BC)
Obv.: Medusa facing, serpents at sides, L. PLAVTI
Rev.: Dawn conducting horses of the Sun, PLANCVS

Roman republic, AR denarius, Manlia 1 (118-107 BC)
Obv.: Helmeted Roma head r., ROMA before, SER behind
Rev.: Radiate Sol in quadriga facing, rising from waves, X to l., crescent moon to r., A MANLI Q F below

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