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Triton XXI, Lot: 607. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

C. Thalna. 154 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.98 g, 12h). Rome mint. Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) to left / Victory, holding whip in right hand and reins in left, driving biga right; C• (TA)L below horses, ROMA in exergue. Crawford 202/1a; Sydenham 379; Juventia 7; RBW 869. EF, deep iridescent tone, some deposits and cleaning marks under tone on reverse. Rare.

From the Dr. Allan Smith Collection. Ex Dr. Lawrence D. Sporty Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 103, 14 September 2016), lot 621 (hammer $1100); Classical Numismatic Group Inventory 733101 (October 2002); Heritage New York Signature Sale (30 July 2002), lot 11227 (part of).