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3640180
364, Lot: 180. Estimate $100.
Sold for $525. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Cn. Plancius. 55 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.51 g, 6h). Rome mint. Female head right, wearing causia / Cretan goat standing right; bow and quiver to left. Crawford 432/1; Sydenham 933; RBW 1541; Plancia 1. EF, dramatic double strike.


From the RBW Collection.

John Melville Jones, in A Dictionary of Ancient Roman Coins, writes that the female head on this coin is likely “...that of the personification of Macedonia, where Plancius had spent part of his career.”