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Aplustre

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C. Fonteius, c.114-113 B.C. ex: Haeberlin
AR Denarius, 3.92g. 20mm. Laureate Janiform head; control marks to right and left. Rev. C FONT. ROMA. Galley to left with pilot and three rowers CR 290/1. Syd. 555. BMCRR, Italy 597. This is one of the finest depictions of a Roman war galley with a full depiction of the aplustre, rudder, and triple battering ram. Fine old collection toning and an important pedigree.

Ex: Ernst Justus Haeberlin collection, Cahn and Hess, Frankfurt, Auction July 17, 1933, lot 632. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $5,000.00

 

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