Sign In | My Gemini
Gemini Home > Roman Republican and Imperatorial > Lot # 129
Quick Find
Enter Lot #
Search
Enter Keyword(s)
View Auction By Category
Greek Lots 1-109
Roman Republican and Imperatorial Lots 110-138
Roman Empire Lots 139-249
Byzantine Lots 250-264
Coins of the Barbarian Kingdoms Lots 265-282
Behnen Collection: Trajan Decius & Family Lots 283-377
Roman-Egyptian Held by Art Institute of Chicago Lots 378-490
World Coins Lots 491-523
Sicilian and Neapolitan Coins Lots 524-578
World Paper Currency Lots 579-583
Virtual Catalog
GENERAL INFO
Create a Bidders Account
Terms of Sale
Production Staff
Lot # 129 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$7000 / Price Realized: US$6000
L. Aemilius Buca. Plated Denarius
L. Aemilius Buca. Plated Denarius, 3.93g. (1h). Rome, 44 BC. Obv: Head of Venus right, L BVCA behind. Rx: 'Sulla's Dream': Sulla reclining on rock, Selene descending from mountain, Victory in background. Crawford 480/1. Sydenham 1064 (R7). RSC Aemilia 12. Sear Imperators 164. From the same obverse die as Alfoldi, Caesar in 44 v. Chr., pl. III, 11. About EF. Core exposed in places.

The dies are unquestionably official; the coin exhibits none of the softness and loss of detail typical of a forger's transfer die. It is perhaps best explained as the "after hours" production of workers in the mint of Rome. An unusually complete and appealing example of this rare and popular type.
©2017 Gemini Numismatic Auctions, LLC | Email: info@geminiauction.com