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408, Lot: 375. Estimate $75.
Sold for $180. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Anonymous. 211 BC. Æ Sextans (20mm, 3.66 g, 12h). L. Cornelius (C) series. Mint in Sardinia. Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasos; • • (mark of value) above / Prow of galley right; C to right, ROMA above, • • (mark of value) below. Crawford 63/6; Sydenham 157d; Type as RBW 264. VF, dark green and brown patina with traces of red. Overstruck.

From the Andrew McCabe Collection. Ex RBW Collection duplicate; Schweizerische Kreditanstalt 7 (27 April 1987), lot 670; Schweizerische Kreditanstalt FPL 47 (December 1985) lot 83 (CHF 450).

A particularly clear overstrike on a Sardo-Punic Tanit / Bull with star bronze; RRC pl. XVIII, 47; Hersh, “Overstrikes as Evidence for the History of Roman Republican Coinage” (NC 1953), 16 (not 17 as on RBW envelope). [Andrew McCabe]