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Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 590

L. Cossutius C.f. Sabula. 72 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.92 g, 7h). Rome mint.


Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I
Lot: 590.
 Estimated: $ 1 000

Roman Republican, Silver

Sold For $ 2 250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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L. Cossutius C.f. Sabula. 72 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.92 g, 7h). Rome mint. Winged head of Medusa left, serpents in her hair; SABVLA upward to right / Bellerophon riding Pegasus right, hurling spear; I (number) on left, L • COSSVTI • C • F below. Crawford 395/1; Sydenham 790; Cossutia 1; BMCRR Rome 3320-8 var. (number on rev.); Kestner 3285; RBW 1436 var. (same). Toned, minor deposits, hairline flan crack. Near EF. An exceptional depiction of Medusa.

From the Ancient Miniature Art Collection. Ex James and Sneja D. Velkov Collection (Vinchon, 24 November 1994), lot 334; Leu 17 (3 May 1977), lot 482.

This coin is illustrated in the forthcoming book by H.B. Andersen, Apollo to Apollo: The Hunt for the Divine and Eternal Beauty.

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday afternoon, 14 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.