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Triton XXII, Lot: 923. Estimate $750.
Sold for $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Moneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. C. Vibius Varus. 42 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 4.02 g, 6h). Rome mint. Head of young Bacchus, wearing wreath of ivy and grapes, hair collected into a knot behind, one lock and fillet of wreath falling down his neck / Panther springing left toward garlanded altar surmounted by bacchic mask and thyrsus; C • VIBIVS in exergue, VARVS upward to right. Crawford 494/36; CRI 192; Sydenham 1138; Vibia 24; BMCRR Rome 4295-8; RBW 1739. Superb EF, lovely iridescent cabinet toning.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection.