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Triton XXIV

Lot nuber 44

Moneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. L. Mussidius Longus. 42 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.86 g, 3h). Rome mint.

Triton XXIV
Lot: 44.
 Estimated: $ 500

Merani Collection – Roman Republican, Coin-in-Hand Video, Silver

Sold For $ 650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Moneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. L. Mussidius Longus. 42 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.86 g, 3h). Rome mint. Diademed and veiled head of Concordia right; crescent below chin; CONCORDIA upward behind / Shrine of Venus Cloacina: Circular platform surmounted by two statues of the goddess, each resting right hand on cippus, the platform inscribed LOACIN and ornamented with trellis-pattern balustrade, flight of steps and portico on left; L • MVSSIDIVS • LONGVS around above. Crawford 494/42c var. (inscription on platform); CRI 188b var. (same); Sydenham 1093b var. (same); Mussidia 6a var. (same); BMCRR Rome 4246-7 var. (same); Kestner 3756-7 var. (same); RBW 1746 var. (same). Lovely iridescent toning. Good VF. Rare variety.

From the Peter J. Merani Collection. Ex Berk BBS 201 (13 July 2017), lot 163; Harlan J. Berk BBS 166 (15 October 2009), lot 280; Eton College Collection (Sotheby’s, 1 December 1976), lot 409 (not photographed).

Interesting die engraver’s error, where the C was left off of CLOACIN on the reverse. There may be vestiges of a C to the lower left of the L in an attempt to rectify the mistake, but other examples from this die would have to be found to confirm this possibility.

The final winners of all Triton XXIV lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 January 2021. This lot is in Session One, which begins 19 January 2021 at 9 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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