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Triton XXII, Lot: 873. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

M. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus. 57 BC. AR Denarius (18.5mm, 3.84 g, 5h). Rome mint. Young male head (Bonus Eventus) right with flowing hair; A behind / Upright winged caduceus; CEST E•X • S • C downward to left, M PLAETORI downward to right. Crawford 405/5; Sydenham 807; Plaetoria 5; BMCRR Rome 3554-73 var. (obv. symbol); RBW 1453 var. (same). Superb EF, light iridescent toning, obverse struck slightly off center.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection, purchased from Edward J. Waddell. Ex De La Tour Collection (Hess-Divo 314, 4 May 2009), lot 1380; Numismatica Ars Classica 2 (21 February 1990), lot 368.