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61, Lot: 155. Estimate $100.
Sold for $60. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Gargilius (or Gargonius), Vergilius, and Ogulnius. 86 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.72 gm). Laureate head of Apollo Vejovis or Jupiter right; thunderbolt below / Jupiter, holding thunderbolt, driving quadriga right; C above OGVL below. Crawford 350A/1c; Sydenham 721b; Ogulnia 1. Toned VF, struck with corroded dies, porous.

From the Tony Hardy Collection.

Owing to the state of the reverse die, the control mark, while present in the upper field, is barely discernable. The reverse die of this example is the same as Numismatica Ars Classica 2 (21-22 February 1990), lot 323.