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Lot 272. The Civil Wars AR Denarius, March-May 68 AD

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Exceptional Civil Wars Denarius
The Civil Wars AR Denarius, March-May 68 AD

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Bidding closed (Sunday, December 15th, 20:30:40 CET)
Current time: Tuesday, July 7th, 10:51:31 CEST

Price realised: CHF 2'300.00 (6 bids)
Approx. EUR 2'042.56 / USD 2'278.65 / GBP 1'794.79

High bidder: Bidder 1

eAuction #66, Lot 272. Estimate: CHF 1'800.00

The Civil Wars (68-69 AD). AR Denarius (16-17 mm, 3.57 g), uncertain mint in Gaul (Vienna?), March-May 68 AD.
Obv. MARS VLTOR, Helmeted and draped bust of Mars to right.
Rev. Aquila between two standards, altar to right; in field, P - R and in exergue, [SI]GNA.
BMC Galba 39; Martin 60; RIC 2I 51.

Very rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. Gently toned and extremely fine.

This issue is related to the effort of Vindex to displace Nero in 68. The type here is a recreation of an earlier denarius of Augustus using the Mars Ultor motif.