L. Papius Celsius


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Rome, 45 BC. AR denarius, 3.7 gr., 11.4 mm

Obv: head of Juno Sospita to the right, wearing goat skin headdress tied at neck; all within a border of dots.

Rev: CELSUS•III•VIR; she-wolf standing to the right, placing stick on fire; on the right, eagle standing to the left, fanning the flames; in exergue: L•PAPIUS.

Ref: Crawford 472/1; Sydenham 964. Ex Sotheby’s Zürich 26-27 October 1993, lot 1401 (part of); NAC 83 (2015), lot 436.

Attractive old cabinet tone. Extremely fine.