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77000785
Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 785. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 January 2008. 
Sold For $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (3.79 g, 12h). Rome mint. C. Antistius Vetus, moneyer. Struck 16 BC. IMP • CAESAR AVGVS TR • POT • VIII, bare head right / C • AN TIST • VETVS • FOED • P • R • C[V]M GABINIS, two priests, veiled, standing vis-à-vis, holding a pig upside down by the legs over a lighted and garlanded altar. RIC I 364; RSC 344; cf. BMCRE p. 19, note; BN 365-6. Good VF, gray and iridescent toning, minor porosity. Very rare.