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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1339. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

[Roman Imperatorial Issues] L. Valerius Acisculus. 45 BC. AR Denarius (3.46 g, 3h). Rome mint. ACISCVL[VS] behind and below, head of Apollo right, hair in ringlets and tied with band; star above forehead, double-headed pick (acisculus) behind / L. VALERIVS in exergue, Europa (or Valeria Luperca) seated on bull walking right, holding with both hands her veil which billows out in a semicircle above her head. Crawford 474/1a; RCI 90; Sydenham 998; Kestner 3658-3660; BMCRR Rome 4099; Valeria 17. Good VF, light gray toning, area of flat strike, reverse struck slightly off center on a somewhat oval flan. Bold portrait. ($500)