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Triton XV, Lot: 1475. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

C. Memmius C.f. 56 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 4.00 g, 6h). Rome mint. Head of Ceres right wearing corn-wreath, cruciform earring, and hair in knot, falling down neck in two locks; C • MEMMI • C • F before / Naked captive, his hands tied behind, kneeling right, on right knee, at foot of trophy of arms with a Greek shield; C • MEMMIVS downwards to right, IMPERATOR downwards to left. Crawford 427/1; Sydenham 920; Kestner 3461-2; BMCRR Rome 3937-9; Memmia 10. Near EF, toned.

From the Deyo Collection. Ex Dr. Frank J. Novak Collection (Classical Numismatic Group XXXI, 9 September 1994), lot 785.