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Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 488. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009. 
Sold For $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Q. Cassius Longinus. 55 BC. AR Denarius (3.97 g, 5h). Rome mint. Veiled head of Vesta right; Q • CASSIVS behind, VESTA before / Temple of Vesta: hexastyle temple with conical roof surmounted by figure holding patera in right hand and scepter in left, curule chair within; two-handled urn to left, raised tablet inscribed AC (Absolvo Condemno) to right. Crawford 428/1; Sydenham 917a; Kestner 3465; BMCRR Rome p. 482, footnote 1; Cassia 9a. Near EF, traces of die rust on obverse.