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Triton XXII, Lot: 941. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Caesarians. Julius Caesar. Late 46-early 45 BC. AR Denarius (18.5mm, 3.63 g, 10h). Military mint traveling with Caesar in Spain. Diademed and draped bust of Venus left, wearing single-drop earring, hair rolled back and collected into a knot behind, which is ornamented with a star; lituus and bust of Cupid to left, scepter to right / Trophy of Gallic arms, composed of horned helmet and cuirass, two shields, one oval, the other oblong, two spears, and two carnyces; two captives at base, the one on left a bearded male with hands bound behind him kneeling left, head right; the one on right a female seated right, resting left elbow on left knee, left hand to head, in attitude of dejection; CAESAR in exergue. Crawford 468/2; CRI 59; Sydenham 1015; RSC 14; BMCRR Spain 86-8; RBW 1640. Choice EF, lightly toned. Well struck on a broad flan.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection, purchased from Freeman & Sear.