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Triton XXII, Lot: 839. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

L. Volteius L.f. Strabo. 81 BC. AR Serrate Denarius (19mm, 3.92 g, 6h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Jupiter right; D to left / Europa seated on bull galloping left, holding veil over her head; thunderbolt to right, vine leaf on tendril below, L • VO • L • F • S(TR)(AB) in exergue. Crawford 377/1; Sydenham 743; Volteia 6; BMCRR Rome 3143; RBW 1400 (this coin). Superb EF, deep iridescent cabinet toning.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection. Ex RBW Collection (Part II, Numismatica Ars Classica 63, 17 May 2012), lot 176, purchased from Paul Rynearson, December 1990.