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Exhibited at the Cincinnati Art Museum

CNG 112, Lot: 465. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Anonymous. Circa 300/280-276 BC. AR Didrachm (21mm, 7.12 g, 2h). Uncertain (Neapolis?) mint. Helmeted head of Mars left; oak spray to right / Horse’s head right, wearing bridle, on base inscribed ROMANO; stalk of grain to left. Crawford 13/1; Burnett 18 (Oc/R12); Sydenham 1; RSC 4; cf. RBW 3 (for type). Toned, scratches. VF.

From the Andrew McCabe Collection, purchased from STR Collection. Ex Jacob Stein Collection (Gemini V, 6 January 2009), lot 212 (displayed at the Cincinnati Art Museum, 1994-2008, no. 125 of exhibition of 182 coins from his collection).