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CNG 103, Lot: 625. Estimate $300.
Sold for $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lucius Caesius. 112-111 BC. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.48 g, 9h). Rome mint. Heroic bust of Apollo-Vejovis left, preparing to hurl thunderbolt; monogram to right / Two Lares seated right, each holding a staff; dog between them, head of Vulcan and tongs above. Crawford 298/1; Sydenham 564; Caesia 1; RBW 1140. Near EF, toned. An exceptional strike on the obverse.

From the Dr. Lawrence D. Sporty Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Inventory 926886 (June 2012); Sukenik Collection (Heritage CICF Signature Sale 3019, 26 April 2012), lot 25929.