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Triton XXII, Lot: 943. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Caesarians. Julius Caesar. January-February 44 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.72 g, 9h). Lifetime issue. Rome mint; M. Mettius, moneyer. Wreathed head right; lituus above culullus to left; CAESAR • IMP downward to right / Venus Victrix standing left, holding Victory in outstretched right hand and transverse scepter with left, resting her left elbow on shield set on celestial globe; G to left, M • METTIVS downward to right. Crawford 480/3; Alföldi Type III, 14 & 18 (A24/R6); CRI 100 corr. (simpulum); Sydenham 1056; RSC 34 corr. (same); BMCRR Rome 4143-5; RBW 1678 var. (obv. control letter). Good VF, toned, minor porosity.

From the DMS Collection, purchased from R.M. Smythe (David Vagi).