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Triton XXII, Lot: 869. Estimate $750.
Sold for $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

M. Aemilius Scaurus and Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus. 58 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.81 g, 7h). Rome mint. Nabatean king Aretas kneeling to right, holding reins and olive branch before camel standing right; M • SCAVR above, [E]X S • C to either side of camel, AED • CVR in exergue / Jupiter driving galloping quadriga left, holding reins in left hand and hurling thunderbolt with right; P • HVPSAEVS/AED • CVR in two lines above; CAPTVM upward to right; C HVPSAE COS/PREIVER in two lines in exergue. Crawford 422/1a; Sydenham 912; Aemilia 9; BMCRR Rome 3876; RBW 1518 var. (obv. legend). Choice EF, lightly toned, underlying luster.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 59 (4 April 2011), lot 797.