zadie Posted January 25 · Member Share Posted January 25 (edited) With CNG's post-triton esale closing today I did a last sweep of the catalouge to see if I had missed anything that I wanted to bid on. Browsing through the RR section I was surprised I had not added this coin to my watchlist: The Liberators. C. Cassius Longinus. Spring 42 BC. AR Denarius. Struck at a military mint, Smyrna (?). Pulius Cornelius Lentulus Spinther, legatus. Diademed head of Libertas right, LEIBERTAS / Capis and lituus, LENTVLVS - SPINT. 17.5mm, 3.16 g. Crawford 500/3. Looking closer at the lot description I found out why I had skipped it when browsing earlier, it was a fourrée. I don't have any particular desire to collect fourrées but I was impressed by the style and metal of this coin. My curiosity piqued, I did my usual thing trying to find die matches on acsearch. No more than a few minutes after beginning I found this coin that sold with Elsen in 2016: https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=4221805 An obverse die match, it certainly didn't strike me as a fourrée. Fairly confident at this point that the CNG coin wasn't plated, I kept looking for more die matches to substantiate that. https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=2710587 https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=3059440 And so, I'm happy to add what is usually quite an expensive coin to my growing RR set. It might not be a stunner but there's a certain satisfaction to getting a good deal because you did the due diligence. Edited January 25 by zadie 14 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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