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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 1737. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $240. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. AR Denarius (3.55 gm). Struck 101-102 AD. Laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder / Nude statue of Hercules standing facing, holding lion's skin and club. RIC II 49 var. (no drapery); BMCRE pg. 43 note; RSC 236. EF. ($300) This statue has been identified as being part of the Ara Maxima Herculis Invicti, an altar dedicated to Hercules near the Forum Boarium in Rome. See Hill, The Monuments of Ancient Rome as Coin Types, pg. 86.