Coin 2737 - an AR Denarius of C. Vibius Varus struck 42 BC in Rome
Obverse: Laureate and bearded head of Hercules right.
Reverse: Minerva, helmeted and draped, standing right, holding spear in right hand and Victory in extended left; shield at side, C • VIBIVS downward to right, VARVS downward to left.
Coin Summary
This coin is an AR Denarius struck 42 BC in Rome

It weighs 3.67 grammes and measures 19 millimeters in diameter. The die axis is unknown.

It is classified as Roman Republican (44-36 BC) and belongs to Quadricore

We know almost nothing about the moneyer apart from his coins. David Sear notes that this is one of the two rare 'types honoring Minerva and Hercules and allude to the forthcoming struggle with the Republican forces led by Brutus and Cassius. The goddess of war, the consort of Jupiter, and the legendary hero are invoked as powerful allies of the Triumvirs in their quest to avenge the murder of Caesar'.

Provenance: Heritage Auctions - Long Beach Expo World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction Session 5 (September 5-9 2019), lot 155. Ex Stack's & Bower's - Coin Galleries: The Numismatic Review and Fixed Price List (May - June, 1960), lot A371.
Crawford 494/37