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Triton XXII, Lot: 792. Estimate $500.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

L. Sempronius Pitio. 148 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.86 g, 8h). Rome mint. Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) below chin, PITIO behind / The Dioscuri on horseback riding right, each holding couched spear, and wearing chlamys, cuirass, and a pileus surmounted by star; L • SE(MP) below horses, ROMA in relief in linear frame in exergue. Crawford 216/1; Sydenham 402; Sempronia 2; BMCRR Rome 717; RBW 926. Superb EF, lightly toned with underlying luster.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection. Ex New York Sale XIV (10 January 2007), lot 181; Monetarium FPL 45 (Spring 1986), no. 87.