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Lot 116: Roman Republic, M. Cipius, 'The Snorer', 115 - 114 BC, Silver Denarius

AUCTION:  Kenneth W. Dorney #14 Online Auction

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Roman Republic, M. Cipius, 115 - 114 BC
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint, 18mm, 3.84 grams
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma right, mark of value behind, M CIPI M F before.
Reverse: Victory in galloping biga right holding reins and palm frond, rudder below, ROMA in exergue.
Cipia 1 // Crawford 289/1 // RBW 1118

Nicely toned. This moneyer is possibly the same who gave rise to the proverb 'I don't sleep', a reference to his pretending to snore while his wife committed adultery.

Lot Details
  • Offered By: Kenneth W. Dorney
  • Lot #: 116
  • Listing #: 545373
  • Closes: Tuesday, January 31, 2023 11:57:00 AM CT
  • Estimate: $200