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Triton XXII, Lot: 887. Estimate $750.
Sold for $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

P. Fonteius P.f. Capito. 55 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.70 g, 8h). Rome mint. Helmeted and draped bust of Mars right, with trophy over shoulder; P • FONTEIVS • P • F • CAPITO • III • VIR around / Warrior on horseback galloping right, thrusting spear at kneeling enemy in Gallic helmet, who holds sword in right hand and shield in left; to lower left, a second enemy warrior kneeling right; Gallic helmet and shield to lower right; (MN) • FO(NT) • TR • MIL above. Crawford 429/1; Sydenham 900; Fonteia 17; BMCRR Rome 3851-5; RBW 1536. Superb EF, lustrous, minor metal flaw on Mars’ cheek.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection, purchased from Glenn W. Woods. Ex Classical Numismatic Group XVI (16 August 1991), lot 372.