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Romulus and Remus with she-wolf

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55791 Order
Domitian, 81-96 A.D. Rev. Wolf and twins

AR Denarius, 3.49g. 18.5mm. Struck as Caesar under Vespasian, 77/78 A.D. CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS. Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. COS V. Wolf standing to left and suckling Romulus and Remus; boat in exergue. RIC 961. BMC 240. Luster under fine toning; exceptional quality and among the finest known examples; as struck and nearly FDC

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Paul Tinchant collection, Jacques Schulman, Amsterdam, Auction 243, June 8, 1966, lot 1693.
Ex: Frank Sternberg, Zurich, Auction 1, November 30, 1973, lot 93.

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Mint State $7,500.00

52781 Order
Ostrogoths, Municipal Coinage of Rome, ex: Subjack

AE 40 Nummi, Heavy Series, 14.60g. 28mm. Rome, c.493-553 A.D. INVICTA ROMA. Helmeted and draped bust of Roma to right. Rv. Romulus and Remus suckling she-wolf; XL above; IIII and two pellets in exergue. Metlich 82a(this coin illustrated) MEC 1, 93-94. MIB I, 70. BMC, Vandals, Ostrogoths, and Lombards, p. 104,26-7. Dark brown patina. A choice example on a full flan of this normally heavily worn and crudely produced type; one of the finest known examples.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Sotheby's, London, Auction, March 30, 1995, lot 1319.
Ex: William Subjack collection, Italo Vecchi, London, Auction 16, October 9, 1999, lot 575.

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Very Fine/good Very Fine $8,000.00

52927 Order
Ostrogoths, Municipal Coinage of Rome

AE 20 Nummi, 4.40g. 20mm. Rome, c.493-553 A.D. INVICTA ROMA. Helmeted and draped bust of Roma to right. Rv. She-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus christogram and two stars above; XX in exergue. Metlich 84b. MIB I, 71c. Kraus 29. Dark brown patina; a little old cleaning on obv.

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about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $4,500.00

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