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Century-Old Pedigree
Ex Sartiges and Herzfelder Collections

Triton XXI, Lot: 681. Estimate $75000.
Sold for $75000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Triumvirs. Octavian, Divus Julius Caesar, and Agrippa. 38 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 4.14 g, 7h). Military mint traveling with Agrippa in Gaul or Octavian in Italy. Wreathed head of the deified Julius Caesar right, facing bare head of Octavian left; DIVOS IVLIVS upward to left, DIVI F downward to right / M · AGRIPPA · COS/DESIG in two lines. Crawford 534/2; CRI 306; Sydenham 1330; RSC 129; RBW –. EF, deep cabinet tone. Exceptional for this very rare issue, with two fantastic portraits.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 70 (16 May 2013), lot 195; Münzen und Medaillen AG 66 (22 October 1984), lot 499; Sternberg [I] (30 November 1973), lot 31; Münzen und Medaillen AG 43 (12 November 1970), lot 257; Vicomte de Sartiges Collection (Ars Classica XVIII, 10 October 1938), lot 20; Ernst Herzfelder Colllection (Egger XLIII, 14 April 1913), lot 752.