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640856
Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 856. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

M. JUNIUS BRUTUS. 42 BC. AR Denarius (3.66 gm). L. Plaetorius Cestianus, magistrate. Military mint travelling with Brutus in western Asia Minor. Laureate, draped, and veiled female bust right wearing polos / Axe and simpulum. Crawford 508/2; CRI 214; Sydenham 1300; CNR 11/1 (same obverse die); RSC 2. Toned VF, banker's mark and scratches. Rare. ($750)

From the Tony Hardy Collection.

The final issue struck in the name of Brutus prior to the battle of Philippi.