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Triton XXII, Lot: 916. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Moneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. L. Valerius Acisculus. 45 BC. AR Denarius (18.5mm, 3.60 g, 1h). Rome mint. Diademed head of Apollo Soranus right, wearing hair in ringlets, and waved over forehead; acisculus to left, star above forehead; ACIS CV LVS to left, below, and right / Europa riding a bull right, holding a billowing veil above with both hands; L • VALERIVS in exergue. Crawford 474/1a; CRI 90; Sydenham 998; Valeria 17; RBW 1656 var. (arrangement of obv. legend). Choice EF, lightly toned.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection, purchased from Freeman & Sear. Ex P.A. Collection (Hess-Divo 307, 8 June 2007), lot 1520; Münzen und Medaillen AG 61 (7 October 1982), lot 362.