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Classical Numismatic Group > Triton XIAuction date: 8 January 2008
Lot number: 470

Lot description:
MYSIA, Lampsacus. Julius Caesar. 45 BC. Æ 21mm (10.55 g, 12h). Q. Lucretius and L. Pontius, duoviri. [C G] I L across lower fields, laureate head of Julius Caesar right; to left, c/m: LAE monogram in incuse square / Q • LVCRET[I]/L • PONTI above, II [VIR] in right field, CO[L] DED PR in exergue, pontiff driving yoke of oxen right, plowing pomerium. For coin: RPC I 2269.6 (this coin); FITA p. 246, (2) and pl. VIII, 6; SNG France 1262; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; for c/m: Howgego -. VF, green patina with some earthen overtones.

From the Patrick Villemur Collection. Ex Kunst und Münzen XXIII (4 February 1982), lot 289; R. Ball VIII (5 December 1932), lot 2027.

As noted above (lot 468), this type is the second to bear the portrait of Julius Caesar.

Estimate: 500 USD