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Triton XXII, Lot: 834. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

M. Caecilius Q.f. Q.n. Metellus. Restored issue, 82-80 BC. AR Denarius (16.5mm, 3.89 g, 12h). Rome mint. Head of Apollo right, wearing taenia; ROMA downward to left, mark of value below chin / Macedonian shield with elephant's head in central boss; M • METELLVS • Q • F • around; all within laurel wreath. Crawford 369/1; Sydenham 719; Caecilia 30; BMCRR Rome 1149; RBW 1389. Superb EF, deep cabinet toning. Exceptional strike and metal quality.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection. Ex Roma V (23 March 2013), lot 552; Mayflower (Sukenik) Collection (Heritage 3019, 25 April 2012), lot 23266; Leu 59 (17 May 1994), lot 184.