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Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1613. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio. 47-46 BC. AR Denarius (3.92 g, 1h). Military mint traveling with Scipio in Africa. Eppius, legate. Small head of Africa right, wearing elephant's skin headdress; stalk of grain before; plow below / Hercules standing facing, hand on hip, leaning on club draped with lion's skin and set on rock. Crawford 461/1; CRI 44; Sydenham 1051; Caecilia 50a. Good VF, toned, a few light scratches and traces of die rust.