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Triton XV, Lot: 1465. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Anonymous. 206-200 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 4.46 g, 11h). Uncertain mint. Head of Roma right, wearing peaked Phrygian helmet with visor, ornamented with gryphon’s head, single drop earring, and lock of hair on left shoulder; X (mark of value) behind / Dioscuri on horseback riding right, each holding a couched spear; oblong shield and carnyx in saltire below horses; ROMA in relief on tablet in exergue. Crawford 128/1; Sydenham 290a; BMCRR Italy 312; Kestner 1415-6; Decia 1. Near EF, toned, traces of die rust on obverse, a few trivial marks. Rare.