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Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 1600. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007. 
Sold For $1250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Valerian I. AD 253-260. Æ Sestertius (17.30 g, 6h). Rome mint. 1st emission, AD 253-254. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Virtus standing left, leaning on shield and holding reversed spear. RIC V 182; MIR 36, 38g; Banti 33. Good VF, brown patina, slightly irregular flan.

From the Alain Lagrange Collection. Ex Monetarium 48 (Autumn 1987), no. 127; Sternberg VIII (16 November 1978), lot 631.