FAUSTUS CORNELIUS SULLA
Cornelia 61
circa 56 BC, Roman Republic silver denarius.  Mint - Rome.


The front of this coin has the head of Hercules facing right, covered in lion skin. The letters SC are behind his head. They stand for Senatus Consultum (By Decree of the Senate), which shows that this august body had given its rubber stamp approval to this paricular issue of coin. Just below these letters is Faustus' monogram
Coin Ref: Crawford 426/4a; Sydenham 882; Sear 385; Cornelia 61.
Monogram
On the reverse side there is a globe between a jeweled wreath above and three triumphal wreaths on either side and below. The lower wreath flanked on the left by an aplustre; an ornamental appendage of wood mounted at a ship's stern which often spreads like a fan and is curved like a bird's feather and on the right by a grain ear.
Note: The three similiar wreaths commemorate the three triumphs celebrated by Faustus' father L. Cornelius Sulla. The fourth wreath being his corona aurea awarded in 63 BC.
Cornelia 62
circa 56 BC, Roman Republic silver denarius.  Mint - Rome.
The front of this coin has the head of Hercules facing right, covered in lion skin. The letters SC are behind his head, which stand for Senatus Consultum (By Decree of the Senate), which shows that this august body had given its rubber stamp approval to this paricular issue of coin.

The Cornelia 62 does not have the Faustus monogram as does the Cornelia 61.
Coin Ref: Cornelia 62; Crawford 426/4b; Sydenham 883; Sear 385
In the center is a Globe between a jeweled wreath on the bottom and three triumphal wreaths above, the lower wreath is flanked by an aplustre on the left, which is an ornamental appendage of wood mounted at a ship's stern which often spreads like a fan and is curved like a bird's feather and, on the right, a grain ear.
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