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Triton XXII, Lot: 954. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Republicans. Brutus. Late summer-autumn 42 BC. AR Denarius (18.5mm, 3.60 g, 11h). Military mint traveling with Brutus and Cassius in western Asia Minor or northern Greece. L. Plaetorius Cestianus, moneyer. Laureate, veiled, and draped female (Ceres?) bust right, wearing polos on top of her head; L • PLAET • CEST downward to left / Sacrificial ax and simpulum; BRVT IMP below. Crawford 508/2; CRI 214; Sydenham 1300; RSC 2; BMCRR East 66-67; RBW 1781. EF, attractive cabinet toning with a hint of iridescence.

Ex Berk BBS 203 (18 January 2018), lot 223; SC Collection (Berk BBS 194, 9 July 2015), lot 165, purchased from Spink & Son, 17 October 1973.