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CNG 112, Lot: 533. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Q. Cassius Longinus. 55 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.84 g, 10h). Rome mint. Young male head of Bonus Eventus (or Genius Populi Romani?) right; scepter to left / Eagle with wings spread standing right on winged thunderbolt; lituus to left, capis to right. Crawford 428/3; Sydenham 916; Cassia 7; RBW 1535. Light toning, a touch of porosity, minor deposits in the devices. EF.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex Dr. Patrick H. C. Tan Collection (Triton XX, 9 January 2017), lot 535; Classical Numismatic Review XL.1 (Spring 2015), no. 998509; Gemini XII (11 January 2015), lot 305..