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Banti Plate Coin

Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1792. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. Æ Sestertius (29.50 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 173. Laureate bust right, slight drapery / RELIG AVG in exergue, Mercury standing left on pedestal, holding caduceus and purse, within tetrastyle temple; on semicircular pediment, tortoise, cock, ram, caduceus, winged helmet, and purse. RIC III 1075 var. (bust type); MIR 18, 258-6/32; Banti 257 (this coin illustrated). VF, handsome two-tone brown patina. Struck on a broad flan.

Ex Münzen und Medaillen Deutschland 11 (7 November 2002), lot 323; Sternberg (28 November 1975), lot 113.