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Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1553. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $240. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BYZACIUM, Hadrumentum. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Æ “As” (6.64 g, 6h). Fabius Africanus, proconsul and septemvir epulonum; C. Livineius Gallus, quaestor propraetore. Struck 6-5 BC. Bare head of Fabius Africanus right / Elephant advancing left, trampling on serpent. RPC 781; MAA 92; SNG Copenhagen 66. Fine, black-green and olive patina.

From the Patrick Villemur Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Review XIX/3 (1994 Third Quarter), no. 566.