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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1819. Estimate $2500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $3150. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Social War. Coinage of the Marsic Confederation. 88-87 BC. AR Denarius (3.76 gm). Mint traveling in Campania(?). Laureate and draped bust of a Dioscurus right, wearing pileus / Italia or Minerva holding lance and shield in biga right; bucranium below. Campana 151e (D103/R126; this coin); Sydenham 633a; BMCRR 51 (same dies). Toned, good VF. Extremely rare, only five pieces (including this) listed by Campana. ($2500)

Ex Leo Benz Collection (Numismatik Lanz Auktion 88, 23 November 1998), lot 97; Schweizerische Kreditanstalt Auktion 1 (22-23 April 1983), lot 238; Kunst und Münzen Auktion 23 (4 February 1982), lot 218; Aes Rude Vendita 3 (3-4 November 1978), lot 225; C. Crippa FPL (January 1968), no. 98; C. Crippa FPL (January 1965), no. 211.