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385, Lot: 423. Estimate $200.
Sold for $360. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Anonymous. 199-170 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.46 g, 9h). GR series. Uncertain mint. Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) to left / The Dioscuri, each holding spear, on horseback right; below horses, GR; ROMA in exergue. Crawford 169/1; Sydenham 289; Sempronia 1; Type as RBW 726. VF, toned. Very rare.

From the Andrew McCabe Collection.

This is consistently one of the most poorly produced denarii of the Republican series, and is often slightly underweight, perhaps being a camp mint issue from Spain. Very rare. [A. McCabe]