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Anomalous Imitation

364, Lot: 230. Estimate $200.
Sold for $525. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EASTERN EUROPE, Uncertain Tribe. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.44 g, 12h). Types of M. Furius Philus. After 119 BC. Janiform head / Two crude standing figures. Davis D/Ia (website AL7); cf. Crawford 281/1. VF, lightly toned.

From the RBW Collection. Ex Phillip Davis Collection (Gemini IX, 8 January 2012), lot 590.

From the Gemini sale: “An amazing coin that resembles nothing else in the collector’s experience. In addition to the ‘barbarous’ designs, note the raised rim around the reverse, It is entirely uncertain what group produced this piece.”