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Triton XXII, Lot: 850. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

M. Volteius M.f. 75 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 4.20 g, 6h). Rome mint. Head of Bacchus (or Liber) right, wearing ivy wreath / Ceres, standing in chariot, holding lighted torches with both hands, driving biga of snakes right; quiver to left; M • VOLTEI • M • F in exergue. Crawford 385/3; Sydenham 776; Volteia 3; BMCRR Rome 3160-78 var. (symbol); RBW 1416 var. (same). Superb EF, lightly toned with underlying luster. Well struck and centered.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection. Ex Heritage 3042 (17 September 2015), lot 29178.