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Triton XXII, Lot: 872. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $7000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

M. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus. 57 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.90 g, 4h). Rome mint. Draped bust of Ceres(?) right, wearing necklace and her hair in net (saccos) and decorated with poppies; to left, shield / Capis and lighted torch; M • PLAETORI downward to right, CE•ST • E•X • S • C • downward to left. Crawford 405/4b; Sydenham 803; Plaetoria 7; BMCRR Rome 3542; RBW 1452 var. (symbol on obv.). Superb EF, lightly toned with underlying luster. Among the finest known. Interesting error with incorrect punctuation in reverse legend.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection. Ex LHS 100 (23 April 2007), lot 403; Numismatica Ars Classica 11 (29 April 1998), lot 247.