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Two Rare Civil War Denarii

Triton XXII, Lot: 1031. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Civil War. AD 68-69. AR Denarius (17.5mm, 3.05 g, 6h). Uncertain mint in Gaul. MARS VLTOR, Mars, naked but for helmet, advancing right, brandishing javelin in right hand and holding round shield in left; parazonium at left side / S P • Q R within oak wreath. RIC I 54 var. (obv. legend placement); AM 71; RSC 414; BMCRE 23-4; BN 22-3. VF, toned, a few surface marks and light scratches. Very rare.

From the Viggo Collection. Ex Aureo & Calicó 241 (8 February 2012), lot 33.