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Triton XXII, Lot: 857. Estimate $300.
Sold for $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Mn. Aquillius Mn.f. Mn.n. 65 BC. AR Serrate Denarius (19.5mm, 3.92 g, 6h). Rome mint. Draped bust of Virtus right, wearing crested helmet, ornamented at the side with feather; VIRTVS upward to right, III VIR downward to left / Mn. Aquillius standing left, head right, raising with right hand a kneeling Sicilia left, who is half-naked and is sinking to the ground; (MN) • F • (MN) • N downward to left, (MN) • AQVIL upward to right, SICIL in exergue. Crawford 401/1; Sydenham 798; Aquillia 2; BMCRR Rome 3364-9; RBW 1443. Choice EF, toned with underlying luster, light obverse die rust.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection, purchased from Edward J. Waddell.