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Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 540. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 January 2008. 
Sold For $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CYRENAICA, Cyrene. L. Lollius. 37-34 BC. Æ Unit (28mm, 12.43 g, 6h). Laureate head of Apollo right, bow [and quiver] over shoulder; B at chin / LOL/L I/O U, dromedary standing right on ground line; G below belly. RPC I 912 (same obv. die as illustration); Müller, Afrique 391-4 var. (rev. control marks); BMC 21; SNG Copenhagen 1308 var. (same). Good VF, brown and olive patina. An extremely rare control mark and finer than the published specimens of this type.

From the Patrick Villemur Collection. Ex Münzen und Medaillen Deutschland 2 (27 March 1998), lot 256.