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Triton XXI, Lot: 643. Estimate $500.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

P. Fonteius P.f. Capito. 55 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.97 g, 12h). Rome mint. Helmeted and draped bust of Mars right, with trophy over shoulder; P • FONTEIVS • P • F • CAPITO • III • VIR around / Warrior on horseback galloping right, thrusting spear at kneeling enemy in Gallic helmet, who holds sword in right hand and shield in left; to lower left, a second enemy warrior kneeling right; Gallic helmet and shield to lower right; (MN) • FO(NT) • TR • MIL above. Crawford 429/1; Sydenham 900; Fonteia 17; RBW 1536. EF, small ‘32’ (collection number?) scratched in field on reverse. Well centered and struck.

From the Dr. Alan Smith Collection. Ex Elvira E. Clain-Stefanelli Collection (Numismatica Ars Classica 92, Part I, 23 May 2016), lot 363.