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611955
Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 1955. Estimate $150. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $140. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CARACALLA. 198-217 AD. AR Denarius (3.09 gm). Struck 204 AD. Laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind / Liber standing half-right, naked except for leopard's skin, holding cup and thrysus; on left, leopard standing left, head turned back to catch drips from cup; facing him, Hercules standing half-left, naked, holding club and lion's skin. RIC IV 74a; BMCRE 275; RSC 50. Lightly toned, good VF, popular type. ($150)

From the Marc Melcher Collection.