Rare and among the finest known examples
Lot 313
C. Antius C.f. Restio, 47 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.92 g, 5 h), Rome. DEI PENATES Jugate diademed heads of the Dei Penates to right. Rev. C•ANTIVS•C•F Hercules, nude but for lion skin draped over his left arm, walking right, holding club in his right hand and trophy in his left. Babelon (Antia) 2. Crawford 455/2b. RBW 1594. Sydenham 971. Rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. Lustrous, lightly toned, and undoubtedly among the finest known. Virtually as struck.


From an American collection, ex Numismatica Ars Classica 106, 9 May 2018, 472.

The Dei (or Di) Penates were tutelary deities associated with supplies of private households, but they were also worshipped, as on this coin, in the public sphere.
Estimate:
750 CHF
Starting price:
600 CHF
Hammer price:
1600 CHF
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