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Triton XXII, Lot: 794. Estimate $750.
Sold for $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Ti. Veturius. 137 BC. AR Denarius (19.5mm, 3.85 g, 3h). Rome mint. Draped bust of Mars right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, ornamented on each side with a feather or aigrette; TI • (VET) downward to left, X (mark of value) to left between end of crest and back of neck / Oath-taking scene: Youth kneeling left, looking right between two soldiers, each of whom holds a spear in left hand and sword in right that touches a pig held by the youth; ROMA above. Crawford 234/1; Sydenham 527; Veturia 1; BMCRR Italy 550-4; RBW 969. Superb EF, lightly toned with underlying luster, irregular flan. Exceptional strike and surfaces.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection. Ex Hess-Divo 317 (27 October 2010), lot 510; Sternberg XXXII (28 October 1996), lot 154 (part of).