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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 945. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio, Imperator, with P. Crassus Ivn. Leg. Propr. 47-46 BC. AR Denarius (3.84 gm, 10h). Mint in North Africa. METEL PIVS to right, SCIP. IM[P] to left, head of Jupiter right, beard and hair in ringlets; eagle's head and sceptre below / [CRAS]S. IV[N] to right, LEG. PROPR to left; Curule chair between grain ear and head of carnyx; cornucopiae supporting scales above. Crawford 460/2; CRI 41; Sydenham 1048; Kestner 3582; BMCRR Africa 4; Caecilia 49. Near VF, darkly toned, minor obverse marks. Rare. ($750)

From the Claude Collection.