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Triton XXII, Lot: 906. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Moneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. L. Plautius Plancus. 47 BC. AR Denarius (18.5mm, 4.05 g, 6h). Rome mint. Facing mask of Medusa with disheveled hair, coiled serpents at either side of face; L • PLAVTIVS below / Victory (or winged Aurora) flying right, head slightly left, holding reins and conducting four rearing horses of the sun; PLANCVS below. Crawford 453/1a; CRI 29; Sydenham 959; Plautia 15; BMCRR Rome 4004-7; RBW 1583. Superb EF, light iridescent toning. Well struck on a large flan.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection, purchased from Freeman & Sear. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 33 (5 April 2006), lot 323; Schulten (28 October 1994), lot 165; Athena Fund (Part 2, Sotheby’s Zurich, 27 October 1993), lot 1363.