The Roman Republic
Estimate: 2'000 CHF
Starting price: 1'600 CHF
Price realized: 1'700 CHF
P. Fonteius P.f. Capito. Denarius, Roma 55, AR 3.96 g.
Description: P·FONTEIVS·P·F – CAPITO·III·VIR Helmeted and draped bust of Mars r., with trophy over shoulder. Rev. MN – FONT·TR·MIL Horseman thrusting spear at enemy who is about to slay unarmed captive; in r. field, helmet and oval shield. References: Babelon Fonteia 17
Crawford 429/1 Condition: In exceptional condition for the issue and among the finest specimens known. Perfectly struck and with an enchanting old cabinet tone, virtually as struck and almost Fdc Provenance: Elsen sale 93, 2007, 754
Ira & Larry Goldberg sale 80, 2014, 3059