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Roman Republic, AR denarius, Mn. Fonteius CF, 85 BC, Rome mint, mounted portrait-side out in 18K bez

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Roman Republic, AR denarius, Mn. Fonteius CF, 85 BC, Rome mint, mounted portrait-side out in 18K bez
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350.00USDto jbowie+ (61.25) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 May 15 @ 18:16UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Roman Republic, AR denarius, Mn. Fonteius CF, 85 BC, Rome mint, mounted portrait-side out in 18K bezel. Fonteia 10; BMC 2478; Syd. 724a; Craw. 353/1c.. 6.88 grams total. Laureate head of Apollo right, wearing hair in loose locks; thunderbolt below, Roma monogram below chin / Infant winged Cupid seated on goat, standing right caps of the Dioscuri above, thyrsus with fillet in exergue all within laurel wreath. Choice XF+ with handsome, contrasting toning, perfect centering on reverse, and complete details on obverse. "In the temple of Vejovis in Rome there stood near his statue a goat bearing a winged Genius on its back, a representation of which recalls the infancy of Jupiter who was suckled by the goat Amaltheia on Mount Ida" (Seaby p. 49). The coin pedigreed to our Auction #12 (lot #1237), with photo-certificate.