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Lot 240:

L. Censorinus. AR Denarius, 82 BC. Pair number: 5. D/ Laureate head of Apollo right. On right, lyre (partially off flan). R/ L. CENSOR. The satyr Marsyas standing left, with right arm raised and holding wine-skin over left shoulder; behind, column bearing statue on top. On right, letter E. Cr. 363/1a. B. (Marcia) 24. AR. g. 4.09 mm. 18.00 RRRR. Of the highest rarity, only 3 specimens known. Full weight. Old cabinet tone. VF. The gash across the reverse surface is an 'adjustment al marco'. (C. Stannard 'The adjustment al marco of the weight of Roman Republican denarii blanks by gouging' in 'Metallurgy in numismatics vol 3' Royal Numismatic Society, 1993).


Provenance:
Ex Artemide July 7 2007, lot 259.

 

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