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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 571

C. Mamilius Limetanus. 82 BC. AR Serrate Denarius (20.5mm, 4.01 g, 9h). Rome mint.


CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 571.
 Estimated: $ 500

360 Photo, Roman Republican, 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, 4.01 g, 9h). 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. Attractive light golden toning. EF. Struck on a broad flan. A wonderful coin in hand.

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 114 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 13-14 May 2020. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 13 May 2020 at 2 PM ET.

UPDATE: As the CNG staff and many of our clients remain under social distancing and other restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNG 114 will be held as an internet only auction. The sale will take place as scheduled on 13-14 May 2020.

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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