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91000832
CNG 91, Lot: 832. Estimate $500.
Sold for $2200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Counterfeiter’s die. Circa 81 BC. Bronze reverse die for denarius. Dimensions: length, 14mm; width, 22 mm of quadrilateral form. Weight: 23.572 grams. Bronze face of cast impression of reverse of denarius (Ceacilia 44) mounted to bronze shank ending in tang for mounting in anvil.. Cf. Crawford pp. 560-562; cf. N. Lupu, “Aspekte des Münzumlaufs im vorrömischen Dakien,” JNG XVII (1967), pl. 6; cf. C.C. Vermeule, “Some notes on ancient dies and coining methods,” NumCirc LXI.12 (December 1953), Die Representation No. 39; cf. W. Malkmus, “Addenda to Vermeule’s catalog of ancient coin dies: Part 1,” SAN XVII.4 (September 1989), pp. 82-3. Fine.