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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1844. Estimate $4000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $2400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

DIVUS JULIUS CAESAR. 40 BC. AR Denarius (3.89 gm). Q. Voconius Vitulus, moneyer. DIVI IVLI, laureate head right; lituus behind / Q VOCONIVS, calf standing left; in exergue, VITVLVS. Crawford 526/2; Sear, CRI 329; Sydenham 1132; BMCRR 4308; RSC 46. EF, strike a bit flat. ($4000)

The issues of the moneyers Q. Voconius Vitulus and Ti. Sempronius Gracchus have the distinction of being the last coins struck under the authority of Roman moneyers, a tradition that stretched back over two and a half centuries. Only briefly under Augustus was the office temporarily resumed, but it did not extend beyond his reign.