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Triton XXII, Lot: 911. Estimate $750.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Moneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. T. Carisius. 46 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.85 g, 9h). Rome mint. Head of Juno Moneta right, hair tied in bun behind, wearing cruciform earring and necklace; MONETA downward to left / Implements for coining money: anvil die with garlanded punch die above, tongs and hammer on either side; T CARISIVS above; all within laurel wreath. Crawford 464/2; CRI 70; Sydenham 982b; Carisia 1b; BMCRR Rome 4058-9; RBW 1614. EF, iridescent toning, some peripheral striking weakness.


From the Alan J. Harlan Collection. Ex Astarte XVI (26 November 2004), lot 1555; Sternberg XXXII (1996), lot 441.

A temple to Juno Moneta (Juno “the Advisor”) was dedicated on the Capitoline Hill in 344 BC and its grounds served as Rome’s first mint. The association between this temple and the minting of coinage was such that the English words “mint,” “money,” and “monetary” derive from “moneta.”