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Triton XXII, Lot: 889. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Q. Servilius Caepio (M. Junius) Brutus. 54 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.86 g, 3h). Rome mint. Head of Libertas right, wearing cruciform earring and pendant necklace; LIBERTAS downward to left / The consul L. Junius Brutus walking left between two lictors, each carrying ax over shoulder, and preceded by an accensus; BRUTUS in exergue. Crawford 433/1; Sydenham 906a; Junia 31a; BMCRR Rome 3862-3; RBW 1542; Harlan 20.2/20.1 (obv. and rev. of this coin illustrated on pg. 127). Superb EF, lightly toned with underlying luster.


From the Alan J. Harlan Collection, purchased from R.M. Smythe (David Vagi). Ex R. Russo Collection (Numismatic Fine Arts XXVII, 4 December 1991), lot 524.