P FONTEIUS CAPITO SILVER DENARIUS – CAVALRYMAN IN BATTLE SCENE TYPE EX CLAIN-STEFANELLI COLLECTION – CHOICE XF NGC GRADED ROMAN REPUBLICAN COIN (Inv. 11125)
ROMAN REPUBLIC. P. FONTEIUS P f CAPITO, 55 BC.
Silver denarius, 3.94 g., 18 mm.
Obv. P FONTEIVS P F CAPITO III VIR, Bust of Mars right, carrying trophy over shoulder.
Rev. MN FONT TR MIL, Cavalryman spearing warrior below who is about to kill a captive, helmet and shield in right field.
Sydenham 900; RBW 1536; Crawford 429/1.
Ex Elvira Clain-Stefanelli, former curator of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Numismatic Collection. It was under her tenure, and that of her husband, that the National Numismatic Collection was much enlarged reaching nearly one million objects. Her obituaries include: http://inc-cin.org/assets/pdf/articles/obituary-clain-stefanelli.pdf
NGC graded CHOICE XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, the prestigious provenance noted on the holder.