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76001572

Pedigreed Balbinus Sestertius

Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 1572. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007. 
Sold For $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Balbinus. AD 238. Æ Sestertius (19.63 g, 12h). Rome mint. 1st emission. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and cornucopia. RIC IV 19; BMCRE 34; Banti 8. Good VF, attractive two-tone green patina with earthen highlights.


From the Alain Lagrange Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (15 September 2000), lot 1390; Sternberg 9 (15 November 1979), lot 102; Münzen und Medaillen 52 (19 June, 1975), lot 724; Münzen und Medaillen 43 (12 November 1970), lot 420; Münzhandlung Basel 3 (4 March 1935), lot 817.