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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 864. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $385. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

M. Caecilius Q. f. Q. n. Metellus. Restored issue, 82-80 BC. AR Denarius (3.94 gm, 7h). Rome mint. Diademed head of Apollo right, curls hanging in ringlets; ROMA behind, monogram below chin / M. METELLVS. Q. F. around Macedonian shield decorated with elephant's head; all within laurel-wreath. Crawford 369/1; Sydenham 719; Kestner 3178; BMCRR Rome 1148; Caecilia 30. EF, lightly toned, two tiny flan cracks. ($300)

From the Claude Collection.