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380, Lot: 352. Estimate $100.
Sold for $260. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EASTERN EUROPE, Imitations of Roman Republican. Geto-Dacians. After 79 BC. AR Denarius (17.5mm, 2.89 g, 1h). Imitating obverse of L. Sulla, reverse of L. Papius. Diademed head of Venus right / Griffin springing right; ax below. Davis Class A, Group III, H4 (this coin). For prototype: cf. Crawford 375/2 (obv.) and 384/1 (rev.). Near VF, toned, some light scratches on obverse.

From the RBW Collection. Ex Philip Davis Collection (Gemini X, 9 January 2012), lot 742.7, purchased from La Galerie de Numismatique, 13 January 2005.