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Triton XXIV

Lot nuber 952

C. Considius Nonianus. 56 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.87 g, 5h). Rome mint.

Triton XXIV
Lot: 952.
 Estimated: $ 1 000

Roman Republican, Coin-in-Hand Video, Silver

Sold For $ 2 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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C. Considius Nonianus. 56 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.87 g, 5h). Rome mint. Laureate and draped bust of Venus Erycina right, wearing stephane and earring; C • CONSIDI • NONIANI downward to left, S • C upward to right / Temple on summit of rocky mountain surrounded by wall with towers on each side and gate in center; ERVC above gate. Crawford 424/1; Sydenham 886; Considia 1; BMCRR Rome 3830; RBW 1522; FFC 586 (this coin illustrated). Lustrous with a hint of light toning. Choice EF. Exceptional detail.

Ex Alba Longa (Jose Fernandez Molina) Collection; Triton III (30 November 1999), lot 921.

Describing Mt. Eryx and its temple complex, the Greek historian Polybius of Megalopolis writes: On its summit, which is flat, stands the temple of Venus Erycina, which is indisputably the first in wealth and general magnificence of all the Sicilian holy places. The city extends along the hill under the actual summit, the ascent to it being very long and steep on all sides. World History, 1.55.

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 Three, which begins 20 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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