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CNG Feature Auction 118

Lot nuber 899

C. Mamilius Limetanus. 82 BC. AR Serrate Denarius (20.5mm, 4.20 g, 5h). Rome mint.

CNG Feature Auction 118
Lot: 899.
 Estimated: $ 1 000

Roman Republican, Coin-in-Hand Video, Silver

Sold For $ 1 600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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C. Mamilius Limetanus. 82 BC. AR Serrate Denarius (20.5mm, 4.20 g, 5h). Rome mint. Draped bust of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus; to left, A above caduceus / Ulysses walking right, holding staff and extending hand toward his dog, Argus. Crawford 362/1; Sydenham 741; Mamilia 6; RBW 1370 var. (obv. control letter). Lightly toned, traces of deposits. Near EF.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 54 (24 March 2010), lot 207; Numismatica Ars Classica 25 (25 June 2003), lot 288.

Dog lovers the world over have always been touched by the scene on the reverse of this denarius: Ulysses returns to his home on the island of Ithaca, in the disguise of a beggar. No one recognizes him but his aged dog Argus, who rushes up to his master, overjoyed at the sight of his master after 20 years, and falls dead at his feet.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 118 lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 13-14 September 2021. CNG Feature Auction 118 – Session Three – Roman Provincial Coinage Part 2 through Roman Imperial Coinage Part 1 will be held Tuesday morning, 14 September 2021 beginning at 9:00 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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