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Caesar’s Gift Eases the Mint’s Burden

Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 1271. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007. 
Sold For $710. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Julius Caesar. 46 BC. AR Denarius (3.90 g, 11h). Utica(?) mint. Head of Ceres right, wearing wreath of barley / Simpulum, sprinkler, capis and lituus; M (Munus = gift) in right field. Crawford 467/1b; CRI 57a; Sydenham 1024; RSC 4. Near EF, deeply toned, a few faint cleaning scratches beneath tone.

From the Karl Sifferman Collection.