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Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 223. Estimate CHF450. 
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011. 
Sold For CHF1350. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

L. Papius. 79 BC. Denarius serratis (Silver, 3.81 g 3), Rome. Head of Juno Sospita to right, wearing goat skin headdress; behind, awl. Rev. L. PAPI Griffin leaping to right; below, animal leg with hoof. Babelon (Papia) 1. Crawford 384/1 (but this symbol pair unknown). Sydenham 773. A clear example with an interesting symbol. Nearly extremely fine.

The symbols on this denarius seem to be unknown: they are, perhaps, an awl on the obverse and a horse’s leg and hoof on the reverse.