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Triton XVI, Lot: 795. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Q. Cassius Longinus. 55 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 4.09 g, 3h). Rome mint. Head of Libertas right, wearing hair collected into a knot, decorated with jewels, and falling down neck, and wearing single-drop earring and necklace of pendants; LIBERT upwards to left, Q • CASSIVS downwards to right / The temple of Vesta, circular, surmounted by figure holding scepter and patera, flanked by ante-fixes; curule chair within; urn to left, tabella (voting tablet) inscribed AC (Absolvo Condemno) to right. Crawford 428/2; Sydenham 918; Kestner 3468-70; BMCRR Rome 3873-5; Cassia 8. Good VF, toned.

From the Chiltern Collection. Ex Tony Hardy Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 61, 25 September 2002), lot 1481.