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61, Lot: 167. Estimate $150.
Sold for $100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Q. Cassius Longinus. 55 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 4.01 gm). Head of Bonus Eventus right; sceptre behind / Eagle standing right on thunderbolt between lituus and jug. Crawford 428/3; Sydenham 916; Cassia 7. Toned VF, obverse slightly off-centered, light die rust.

From the Tony Hardy Collection.

Q. Cassius Longinus, a possible cousin of Caesar's assassin, in 52 BC served as Pompey's quaestor in Further Spain, where he gained a reputation for rapacity. In 49 BC he sided with Caesar and subsequently appointed him governor of Further Spain, where he was even more rapacious.