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432, Lot: 263. Estimate $500.
Sold for $7000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Moneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. C. Antius C.f. Restio. 47 BC. AR Denarius (18.5mm, 4.06 g, 4h). Rome mint. Jugate, diademed heads of Dei Penates right / Hercules advancing right, holding club and trophy; C • ANT IVS • C • F downward on right. Crawford 455/2a; CRI 35; Sydenham 971; Antia 2; CNR Antia 5 (this coin); cf. RBW 1594 (regular legend). EF, lightly toned with underlying luster, struck slightly off center.


From the Andrew McCabe Collection, purchased from the Southern California S.C. Collection. Ex Jacques Schulman 262 (14 May 1975), lot 1239.

This is a singleton variety in Banti – it is the only coin illustrating the split reverse legend as Banti Antia number 5 and noted by Banti as Rarity 7 (i.e. very rare on the Sydenham scale). [Andrew McCabe]