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Lot 1002

Estimate: 350 CHF   |   Starting price: 280 CHF Price realized: 320 CHF
The Roman Republic
L. Marcius Philippus. Denarius 56, AR 3.88 g. Diademed head of Ancus Marcius r.; behind, lituus and below, ANCVS. Rev. PHILIPPVS Equestrian statue standing on aqueduct; at horse’s feet, flower. Below, AQVA MAR ligate within the arches of the aqueduct. Sydenham 919. Babelon Marcia 28. RBW 1524. Crawford 425/1. Old cabinet tone and extremely fine Ex Rauch 20, 1977, 206; Auctiones AG 25, 1995, 710 and Aufhäuser 12, 1996, 351 sales.
This exceptionally well executed diademed portrait of Ancus Marcius reflects the influence of the Hellenistic portrait tradition on late Republican portraiture. AMP.

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