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Estimate: 20'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 16'000 CHF Price realized: 22'000 CHF
C. Iulius Caesar with L. Munatius Plancus. Quinarius circa 45 BC, AV 4.04 g. C·CAES – DIC·TER Draped bust of Victory r. Rev. L·PLANC – PRAEF·VRB Jug. Babelon Julia 20 and Munatia 3. C 32. Bahrfeldt 22.9 (this coin). Sydenham 1020. Treasure of Ancient Coinage, December 1996, ANS / New York International Numismatic Convention Exhibit Catalogue, p. 77, 71 (this coin). Sear Imperators 61 (this coin illustrated). King 68. Woytek Arma et Nummi p. 588. RBW 1666 (this coin). Crawford 475/2.
Extremely rare, among the finest of very few specimens known. Struck on a
very broad flan and with a lovely light reddish tone. Good very fine

This coin published:

Roberto Russo and Alberto De Falco, The RBW collection of Roman Republican coins, Zurich 2013, pp. 350-351, 1666.

Provenance

Fedor Ivanovich Prowe (1872-1932) Collection, sold by Adolph Hess, Frankfurt, auction 137, 20 May 1912 sqq., lot 1101, to Hess.

Sold by Münzen & Medaillen, Basel, auction XVII, 2-4 December 1957, lot 307, to Mario Ratto (1906-1990).

Sold by Hess-Leu, Lucerne, auction 22, 4 April 1963, lot 136, to Bank Leu.

Horst-Ulbo Bauer Collection, sold by Münzen & Medaillen, Basel, auction 52, 19-20 June 1975, lot 463, to Bernth Ahlström – Galerie des Monnaies.

Richard B. Witschonke (1945-2015) Collection, sold by Classical Numismatic Group, New York, auction Triton III, 30 November-1 December 1999, lot 823.

"European Nobleman" Collection, sold by Numismatica Ars Classica Zürich auction 24, 5 December 2002, lot 2.

Randy Haviland (1949-2012) Collection, sold by Gemini LLC, New York, auction X, 13 January 2013, lot 257.

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