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CNG Feature Auction 118

Lot nuber 902

L. Torquatus. 58 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.87 g, 6h). Rome mint.

CNG Feature Auction 118
Lot: 902.
 Estimated: $ 1 500

Roman Republican, Coin-in-Hand Video, Silver

Sold For $ 6 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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L. Torquatus. 58 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.87 g, 6h). Rome mint. Head of Sibyl right, wearing ivy wreath / Tripod surmounted by an amphora between two stars; all within torque. Crawford 411/1b; Sydenham 836; Manlia 12a. Light iridescent toning, small test cut on edge, deposits on reverse. EF. Struck from an obverse die of exceptional artistry.

Ex Gemini III (9 January 2007), lot 300.

The Sibyl of Cumae was a legendary prophetess whose poetical pronouncements, codified in three books kept at the Temple of Jupiter on Capitoline Hill, were consulted in times of crisis. According to Ovid, as a beautiful young woman, she captivated the god Apollo, who offered to grant her any wish in return for her virginity. She scooped up a handful of sand and asked to live as many years as the number of grains within it. However, she had neglected to ask for eternal youth, and so, over 1,000 years, her body withered away until only her voice remained.

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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