C. Antius C.f. Restio, 47 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 4.07 g, 3 h), Rome. RESTIO Bare head of the tribune C. Antius Restio to right. Rev. C•ANTIVS•C•F Hercules advancing to right with lion's skin over his left arm, holding club in his right hand and trophy in his left. Babelon (Antia) 1. Crawford 455/1a. CRI 34. RBW 1593. Sydenham 970. A nicely toned example with a bold portrait and an extensive pedigree. Two small scratches on the obverse and with the reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
From the collection of Regierungsrat Dr. iur. Hans Krähenbühl, privately acquired from P. Höfer on 31 July 1981 (with a photocopy of the original invoice enclosed), ex Münzen & Medaillen AG 52, 19-20 June 1975, 428, Münzen & Medaillen AG 43, 12-13 November 1970, 190, from the collection of A. Voirol, Münzen & Medaillen AG 38, 6-7 December 1968, 235 and ex Münzhandlung Basel 10, 15-16 March 1938, 480.