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Lot 4

Estimate: 1'500 CHF   |   Starting price: 1'200 CHF Price realized: 1'500 CHF
The Bellum Sociale. Denarius, Bovianum (?) circa 89 (?), AR 3.90 g. Laureate head of Italia l.; behind, viteliú retrograde in Oscan characters. Rev. Soldier in helmet and cloak, standing facing, head r., holding reversed spear; his l. foot is placed on a Roman standard; by his side, on r., recumbent bull. In exergue, symbol. Sydenham 627. Campana 147. Historia Numorum Italy 407. RBW 1218.
Rare. Struck on unusually good metal and with a lovely old cabinet
tone. Slightly off-centre, otherwise about extremely fine
Ex Sternberg XXVII, 1994, 286 and Auctiones 27, 1996, 4 sales.

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