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4320240
432, Lot: 240. Estimate $200.
Sold for $150. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Q. Curtius and M. Sergius Silus. 116-115 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.86 g, 4h). Rome mint. Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) to left, Q. [CV]RT to right / Jupiter driving galloping quadriga right, hurling thunderbolt and holding scepter; lituus above, M • SI(LA) below horses, ROMA on tablet in exergue. Crawford 285/2; Sydenham 537a; Curtia 2a; cf. RBW 1114. EF, lightly toned, lustrous, some weakness of strike and metal flaws, a few deposits on the obverse.


From the Andrew McCabe Collection. Ex Student and His Mentor Collection (Part II, Numismatica Ars Classica 73, 18 November 2013), lot 76; Crédit Suisse Bern 8 (27 October 1987), lot 983; Lanz 40 (25 May 1987), lot 486; Crédit Suisse SKA Bern FPL 46 (September 1985), lot 77 (CHF 320) = Casolari, I denari della Repubblica Romana, Edizioni Aes Rude 1998, no. 138 (this coin) .

The obverse die on this coin is clearly damaged with the legend barely readable, yet the coin is otherwise close to as struck condition. [Andrew McCabe]