Even though I haven't collected for long I have found a fondness for Quinarii. These small Republican coins when found in higher grades are just a joy and a marvels to see and hold in hand. Today I'm sharing one of the finest known specimens of a Quinarius minted to help finance the efforts during the Social War. Most of you will probably be more familiar with this moneyer's denarius issue, but I find this one just a tad bit more artistic and beautiful, even though I love the high relief busts on the denarii. I also went so far as to purchasing the 1986 Sternberg catalogue the coin was included in, no regrets there as the RR section of the sale was mind blowing. L. Piso Frugi. 90 BC. AR Quinarius (14 mm, 2.16 g). Rome mint. Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right, club behind. Reverse: Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm-branch, L PI - SO across fields, FRVGI in exergue. Reference: Crawford 340/2e Provenance: Naville Numismatics, Auction 42 (22 July 2018), lot 422. Ex Sternberg Auction 18 (20 November 1986), lot 323.