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Auction 161  18 Sep 2021
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Starting price: 170 USD
Price realized: 425 USD

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Babelon's Classic Work on Roman Republican Coins
Babelon, Ernest. DESCRIPTION HISTORIQUE ET CHRONOLOGIQUE DES MONNAIES DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE ROMAINE, VULGAIREMENT APPELÉES MONNAIES CONSULAIRES. Paris, 1885. Two volumes, complete. 8vo, later matching brown quarter calf with marbled sides; spines with four raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt. xii, lvi, 562; (4), 669 (1) pages; coin illustrations throughout the text. Occasional annotations and inserts; near fine. The scarce original edition of a classic work, of fundamental importance at the time of publication and long after. Clain-Stefanelli 3714*.
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