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Triton XXII, Lot: 868. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

L. Torquatus. 65 BC. AR Denarius (17.5mm, 4.02 g, 5h). Rome mint. Head of Sibylla right, wearing ivy wreath; [SIB]YLL[A] below / Tripod surmounted by amphora between two stars; L • TORQAT downward to left, III • VIR upward to right; all within ornamented torque. Crawford 411/1b var. (border of dots); Sydenham 836; BMCRR Rome 3514; Manlia 12a; RBW –. Superb EF, light iridescent toning. Fine style. From the hand of a master celator. Very rare variety without a border on the obverse.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 59 (4 April 2011), lot 790 (incorrectly catalogued as Crawford 411/1a where a laurel wreath encloses the obv. design).