The Roman Republic
Estimate: 2'500 CHF
Starting price: 2'000 CHF
Price realized: 4'250 CHF
Julius Caesar and P. Sepullius Macer. Denarius 44, AR 3.97 g. CAESAR IMP Wreathed head of Caesar r.; behind, eight-rayed star. Rev. [P·S]EPVLLIVS – MACER Venus standing l., holding Victory and sceptre resting on star. Babelon Julia 46 and Sepullia 1. C 41. Sydenham 1071. Sear Imperators 106a. RBW 1679. Crawford 480/5b.
A nicely engraved portrait and a pleasant old cabinet tone, light areas of weakness
and slightly off-centre on reverse, otherwise about extremely fine
Ex Leu 77, 2000, 505 and Antiqua IX, 2000, 87 sales.
The reverse is slightly off centre and, as is typical, somewhat weakly struck. I bought this coin for the obverse portrait which is fully detailed and nicely engraved. A very nice lifetime portrait! MSG.