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Bold Caesar Portrait

436, Lot: 507. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Caesarians. Julius Caesar. March-April 44 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 4.10 g, 6h). Rome mint; M. Mettius, moneyer. Wreathed head right; CAESAR downward to right, IMPER upward to left / Venus Victrix standing left, holding Victory in outstretched right hand and transverse scepter in left, resting her left elbow on shield set on celestial globe; B to left, M • METTIVS downward to right. Crawford 480/17; Alföldi Type XVI, 20-21 (A3/R14); CRI 101; Sydenham 1055; RSC 35. Good VF, lightly toned, some deposits on reverse. Wonderful portrait.