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Sale: Nomos 10, Lot: 76. Estimate CHF2250. 
Closing Date: Sunday, 17 May 2015. 
Sold For CHF1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Q. Junius M. Caepio Brutus, 43-42 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17mm, 4.18 g 8), mint moving with Brutus in Greece. LEIBERTAS Head of Libertas to right, her hair bound in a bun at the back. Rev. CAEPIO BRVTVS PRO COS Plectrum, lyre and laurel branch tied with fillet. Babelon (Junia) 34. Crawford 501/1. Sydenham 1287. A splendid, attractively toned piece. Extremely fine.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 51, 5 March 2009, 109.

This coin clearly must have a much longer pedigree than just the one sale listed here: the toning and the fabric indicate that it has had a long history in collections.