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247, Lot: 279. Estimate $300.
Sold for $560. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Trajan. AD 98-117. Æ Sestertius (35mm, 24.16 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 103-104. Laureate bust right, gorgoneion on far shoulder / Monumental votive arch/gateway; on the sides, from top to bottom, are the following reliefs: biga driven by Victory, aegis, Gigantomachy, arms, and she-wolf suckling twins; the second tier surmounted by a trophy and giant to either side, gateway spandrels with Victories, pediment with Jupiter between two seated figures, panel above pediment inscribed IOM (= Iovi Optimo Maximo), the whole surmounted by six-horse chariot driven by Jupiter and flanked by Victories. RIC II 572; MIR 14, 187c; BMCRE 843; Banti 279. Fine.