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Inaugural Issue

Sale: Triton XIII, Lot: 1503. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Monday, 4 January 2010. 
Sold For $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Balbinus. AD 238. Æ Sestertius (19.58 g, 12h). Rome mint. Special inaugural issue. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Balbinus, Pupienus, and Gordian III, all togate, seated left on low seats on platform, extending hands; on platform at left, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia; on platform at right, soldier standing facing, holding spear; at foot of platform to left, citizen climbing steps, holding out fold of toga in both hands. RIC IV 14; Banti 4; BMCRE 5; Cohen 13. VF, brown patina, some roughness on reverse. Very rare.