Ancient, Celtic, British and World Coins. Historical and Art Medals, Numismatic Books (28 & 29 November 2001)

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Date of Auction: 28th & 29th November 2001


Estimate: £50 - £60

L. Rustius, Denarius, 76 BC, head of Minerva right, s c behind, mark of value below chin, rev. ram standing right, l rvsti below, 3.77g (Craw. 389/1; Sear 320). Fair to fine (£50-60)


Crawford identifies the head with Minerva and states ‘the constellation Aries was the astrological ‘house of Minerva’ and a ram was doubtless chosen as reverse type to complement the head’