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The Niggeler Specimen

Sale: Triton X, Lot: 513. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 8 January 2007. 
Sold For $2200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Anonymous. 225-212 BC. AR Didrachm or Quadrigatus (6.78 g, 6h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Janus, annulets in hair, slightly curved truncation / ROMA incuse on raised tablet in exergue, Jupiter, holding thunderbolt in right hand and scepter in left, in fast quadriga driven right by Victory. Crawford 28/3; Hersh, Quadrigatus -; Sydenham 64; cf. Kestner 90-95; cf. BMCRR Romano-Campanian 78; RSC 23. EF, toned, traces of horn silver, minor hairline flan cracks at 12 and 3 o’clock. Attractive style, high relief.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1001; Münzen und Medaillen 54 (26 October 1978), lot 15 @ 4400 SFr.; Walter Niggeler Collection (Bank Leu/Münzen und Medaillen, 21 October 1966), lot 790.