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Triton XXII, Lot: 942. Estimate $750.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Caesarians. Julius Caesar. Late 46-early 45 BC. AR Denarius (21mm, 3.36 g, 3h). Military mint traveling with Caesar in Spain. Diademed head of Venus right, wearing triple-drop earring and pendant necklace, Cupid at her shoulder behind / Trophy of Gallic arms, composed of helmet and cuirass, oval shield and carnyx in each hand; two seated captives at base, the one on left a female in attitude of dejection, the one on right a bearded male with hands bound behind him; CAESAR in exergue. Crawford 468/1; CRI 58 (this coin illustrated); Sydenham 1014; RSC 13; BMCRR Spain 89-92; RBW 1639; D. Sear, Roman Coins and Their Values, The Millennium Edition, Vol. I, The Republic and The Twelve Caesars, 280 BC–AD 96 (London, 2000), 1404 (this coin illustrated). EF, lightly toned with some luster, faint hairlines.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection, purchased from R.M. Smythe (David Vagi). Ex R. Russo Collection (Numismatic Fine Arts XXVII, 4 December 1991), lot 609.