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Calicó Plate Coin

Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1797. Estimate $15000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $19700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Commodus. As Caesar, AD 166-177. AV Aureus (7.21 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 177. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / DE GERM in exergue, cuirass, shields, spears, and other arms. RIC III 633 (Aurelius) var. (bust type); MIR 18, 396-12/37; Calicó 2236 (this coin illustrated). EF, areas of minor edge smoothing. Well centered and struck on a broad flan. Wonderful portrait.

Ex Henry Platt Hall Collection (Glendining’s, 16 November 1950), lot 1602.