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CNG 103, Lot: 631. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Social War. Coinage of the Marsic Confederation. 90-88 BC. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.43 g, 12h). Bovianum(?) mint. Series 9a, 89 BC. Laureate head of Italia left / Soldier standing right, foot on uncertain object, holding spear and sword; recumbent bull to right; retrograde B in exergue. Campana, Monetazione 122 (D86/R107); Sydenham 627; RBW 1218. VF, lightly toned, metal flaws on the obverse. Overstruck on another denarius(?).

From the RBW Collection, purchased from R. M. Smythe, 16 January 2004.