|Triton XX, Lot: 498. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
206-195 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.93 g, 5h). Rome mint. Head of Roma right, wearing winged helmet, ornamented with griffin’s head, the visor in three pieces, single-drop earring, and necklace; X (mark of value) to left / The Dioscuri on horseback riding right, each holding couched spear, and wearing chlamys, cuirass, and pileus, surmounted by star; below horses, boar right; ROMA on tablet in exergue. Crawford 121/2; Sydenham 252; RSC 20r; Kestner 289-327; BMCRR Italy 479; RBW 555. EF. Very rare.
From the collection of a director. Ex Sternberg VII (24 November 1977), lot 256.