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Auction 15  22 Oct 2017
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Lot 208

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Estimate: 50000 CHF
Price realized: 40000 CHF

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Julius Caesar, late February 44 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.77 g, 2 h), Rome, struck under the magistrate M. Mettius. CAESAR IMP Laureate head of Caesar to right; behind head, lituus and simpulum. Rev. M METTIVS Venus standing left, holding Victory advancing left on her outstretched right hand, scepter in her left and resting her left elbow on a shield on a globe at her side; in field to left, G. Alföldi Type III, (Obv. 2 / Rev. 4, this coin). Babelon (Julia) 32, (Mettia) 4. Cohen 34. CRI 100. Crawford 480/3. Sydenham 1056. A superb, toned piece of great beauty. Good extremely fine.

Ex Nomos 11, 9 October 2015, 158 and from the 'Rubicon' Collection, Heritage 3015, 7 September 2011, 23260, and the Connoisseur of Portraiture Collection, Numismatica Ars Classica 38, 21 March 2007, 1, ex Bank Leu 10, 29 May 1974, 8 and from the collection of H. C. Levis, Naville XI, 18 June 1925, 157.

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