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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 1254. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $220. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

P. Nerva. 113-112 BC. Æ Quadrans (5.86 gm). Head of Hercules right wearing lion's skin; ••• behind, P. NER[VA] before / Prow of galley right; horse standing right above, ••• before, [ROMA] below. Crawford 292/4a; Sydenham 549b; BMCRR (Italy) 529. VF, dark green, almost black, patina. ($200) From the Tony Hardy Collection. The animal standing above the prow is usually identified as a horse, but on this example, the animal has what appears to be horns and an up-pointed tail, resembling a goat or an antelope. For another example with an identical animal see CNG Sale 43, lot 1615.

From the Tony Hardy Collection.