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Ti. Vetturius, 137 B.C.

AR Denarius, 4.04g. 18.5mm. TI VE. Helmeted bust of Mars to right. Rv. Oath scene: two warriors extending swords to touch pig held by kneeling figure between them. CR 244/1. Syd. 527. Lightly toned and unusually well struck for this issue.

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Extremely Fine $1,500.
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Q. Minucius Thermus, 103 B.C.

AR Denarius, 3.90g. 18mm. Head of Mars to left wearing plumed helmet. Rev. Two warriors fighting with swords and shields; the one on the left protects a fallen soldier. CR 319/1. Syd. 592. Wonderful old cabinet toning. Excellent strike and relief.

Ex: Mark Salton (born Max Schlessinger)  collection, Frankfurt and NY, 1914-2005, with collector's old ticket and envelope. (For bio see


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Extremely Fine $2,100.
P. Fonteius Capito, 54 B.C.

AR Denarius, 3.74g. 18,mm.  P FONTEIVS P F CAPITO III VIR.  Helmeted head of Mars to right; trophy over shoulder.  Rev.  MN FONT TR MIL.  Horseman spearing warrior below who is holding a shield and thrusting a sword toward a captive; helmet and shiled in field to right.  CR 429/1. Syd. 900.

Ex: NAC, Zurich, Auction 2, 1990, lot 422
Ex: Aufhauser, Munich, Auciton 12, 1996, lot 358. 

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Mint State $3,500.
Octavian, 29-27 B.C.
AR Denarius, 3.88g. 18mm. IMP. Helmeted head of Mars to right. Rv. CAESAR. Shield decorated with eight-rayed star at center in front of crossed spear and sword. BMC 644. RIC 274. Lovely old toning and an exceptionally well detailed reverse. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $2,500.
Lucius Verus, 161-169 A.D.

AR Denarius, 3.20g. 17mm.  Rome, 163/164 A.D.  L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS.  Bare head of Verus to right.  Rev.  TRP IIII IMP II COS II. Helmeted Mars with spear and shield standing to right.   RIC 515.  BMC 282.  Toned.

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Extremely Fine $1,000.

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