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Roman Republican Denarius - Fabius Pictor Seated With Shield Reverse

An ancestor of the moneyer Q. Fabius Pictor who issued this denarius was a Roman Senator and the first Roman to compile a written history of the Roman Republic and Monarchy in about 200 B. C. Before Q Fabius Pictor, historical records in Rome consisted of the Priestly Records, now lost. Polybius, a Greek who was brought to Rome as a exile in 167 B. C. was another important early historian.

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