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380, Lot: 677. Estimate $100.
Sold for $60. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ITALY. Virgil (70-19 BC). Æ Medal (21mm, 5.48 g, 12h). By Valerio Belli, circa 1520s-1530s(?). Draped bust of Virgil right / DIVI AVG CAES IMP (“of the divine Augustus Caesar Emperor”), a goat gnawing at a tree, against which it rests its front legs; grain growing to left of tree, trophy of arms to right; MVNVS (“favor”) in exergue. Attwood 333. VF, scratch on reverse. Cast.

From the RBW Collection. Ex Kunst und Münzen 69 (October 1994), no. 1498.