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422, Lot: 461. Estimate $100.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi. 90 BC. PB Tessera (17mm, 2.42 g, 11h). Laureate head of Apollo / Horseman galloping right. Cf. Crawford 340/1; cf, Sydenham 669a; cf. Calpuria 11. Near VF, earthen tan-brown patina, stress crack.

Ex Andrew McCabe Collection.

“This tessera, quite atypically, uses the devices of a coin, a well-known Denarius of L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi. His note by private email: “Sold with a few others of the same type; this was by far the best condition. The legends FAB and FRONT could be found by comparing other examples.”