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Triton XXII, Lot: 821. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Mn. Fonteius C.f. 85 BC. AR Denarius (18.5mm, 3.95 g, 12h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Vejovis (or Apollo) right; (MN) FO(NT)EI downward to left, C F below chin, thunderbolt below neck / Winged Genius (or Cupid) seated on goat, standing right; pilei of the Dioscuri above, thyrsus with fillet in exergue; all within laurel wreath. Crawford 353/1c; Sydenham 724a; Fonteia 10; BMCRR Rome 2478-80; RBW 1351. Choice EF, iridescent cabinet toning.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection. Ex Coin Galleries (16 February 2000), lot 165.