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CNG 111, Lot: 629. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $9000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Caesarians. Julius Caesar. Early 46 BC. AV Aureus (18.5mm, 8.10 g, 5h). Rome mint; A. Hirtius, praetor. Veiled female head (Vesta or Pietas?) right; C • CAESAR COS • TER around / Emblems of the augurate and pontificate: lituus, guttus, and securis; A • HIRTIVS • PR around from lower left. Crawford 466/1; Molinari 24 (D1/R208–this coin); CRI 56; Calicó 36; Sydenham 1018; BMCRR Rome 4052; RBW 1635. Near EF, a few light marks and scratches. Struck from an obverse die of fine style.

Ex Hess-Leu 49 (27 April 1971), lot 314.