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Bust of Fabius Africanus

Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 560. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 January 2008. 
Sold For $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BYZACIUM, Hadrumentum. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Æ “Dupondius” (27mm, 12.01 g, 3h). Fabius Africanus, proconsul. Struck 6-5 BC. AFR[IC] FABIVS MAX COS PR[O]COS VII [E]PVL, bare head of Fabius Maximus Africanus right / [H]ADRVM, draped bust of Baal right, wearing tiara, raising right hand and holding two grain ears in left. RPC I 780; MAA 91; Müller, Afrique 29; SNG Copenhagen 64-5. VF, brown patina with areas of red, minor smoothing. Extremely rare.

From the Patrick Villemur Collection.