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Triton XXII, Lot: 803. Estimate $750.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

L. Thorius Balbus. 105 BC. AR Denarius (18.5mm, 3.88 g, 12h). Rome mint. Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat-skin headdress; I • S • M • R downward to left / Bull charging right; S above, L • THORIVS below bull, BALBV[S] in exergue. Crawford 316/1; Sydenham 598; Thoria 1; BMCRR Rome 1638; RBW 1168 var. (rev. control letter). EF, iridescent toning, minor reverse die rust.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection. Ex Student and His Mentor Collection (Part I, Numismatica Ars Classica 70, 16 May 2013), lot 75; Sternberg VII (24 November 1977), lot 320.