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5603420. SOLD $1150

P. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus. 100 BC. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.96 g, 12h). Rome mint. Bareheaded bust of young Hercules right, seen from behind, wearing lion skin and holding club; shield and •/Θ to left, ROMA below / Roma standing facing, holding spear in left hand, being crowned by Genius of the Roman People, standing facing to right, holding wreath in left hand and cornucopia in right; •/Θ between, LE(NT) • (MAR) • F in exergue; all within laurel wreath. Crawford 329/1a; Sydenham 604; Kestner –; BMCRR Rome 1720; Cornelia 25; RBW –. Attractive iridescent toning. EF.

Ex Leo Benz Collection (Part 1, Lanz 88, 23 November 1998), lot 299.