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CNG 112, Lot: 483. Estimate $200.
Sold for $400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Anonymous. 179-170 BC. Æ Triens (22mm, 9.82 g, 2h). Dolphin (third) series. Rome mint. Helmeted head of Minerva right; •••• (mark of value) above / Prow of galley right; dolphin above, •••• (mark of value) to right. Crawford 160/3; Sydenham –; cf. RBW 701 (for type). Dark green patina with some light earthen highlights. Near VF. Very rare.

From the Andrew McCabe Collection. Ex RBW Collection Duplicate; Goodman Collection (Triton I, 2 December 1997), lot 998 (with Goodman’s ticket, acquired from a Spanish collection, 1986) .