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Unusually Heavy Imitation

364, Lot: 196. Estimate $100.
Sold for $220. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EASTERN EUROPE, Geto-Dacians. AR Denarius (19mm, 5.11 g, 12h). Types of C. Curiatus Trigeminus. After 135 BC. Helmeted head of Roma right / Victory driving biga right. Davis A/II (website AH1); cf. Crawford 246/1. Near VF, toned. An unusually heavy imitation on a thick flan.

From the RBW Collection. Ex Phillip Davis Collection (Gemini IX, 8 January 2012), lot 587; UBS 59 (27 January 2004), lot 5078 (part of).

From the Gemini sale: “The remarkably heavy weight of this coin convinced me it belonged in the ‘Anomalous’ category, I now consider it probably Dacian.”