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Estimates rather than prices realised are given. At least they are what an experienced practitioner thinks they are worth rather than being a record of what is all too frequently a freak price.

Illustrated here:

Top: still on a Celtic theme, the reverse of this commemorative denarius struck in Rome 41-45AD furnishes us with a
contemporary illustration of two Celtic shields. The estimate? £300-400. Wake up arms and armour dealers!

This gold aureus of Augustus, struck in Spain c.18BC, with a fine portrait, is estimated at £3000-4000.

Bottom: as portraits go, this one of Hadrian on an aureus – he presided over the high point of Roman art – does not come finer. If it fetches the estimate (£800-1000), it
will not be expensive.