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Triton XVIII, Lot: 929. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $2350. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Q. Cassius Longinus. 55 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.95 g, 9h). 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 upward to left, Q • CASSIVS downward to right / The temple of Vesta, circular, surmounted by figure holding scepter and patera, flanked by antefixes; curule chair within; urn to left, tabella (voting tablet) inscribed AC (Absolvo Condemno) to right. Crawford 428/2; Sydenham 918; Cassia 8; Kestner 3468-70; BMCRR Rome 3873-5; RBW 1534. EF, lustrous. Well centered and struck.

From the RAJ Collection. Ex Fred Shore FPL 123 (2006), no. 11.