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Extremely Rare Urbica Denarius

CNG 94, Lot: 1198. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Magnia Urbica. Augusta, AD 283-285. AR Denarius (20mm, 2.16 g, 1h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. 9th emission of Carinus, AD 284. MAGNIA VR BICA AVG, draped bust right, wearing stephane / VENVS GE N ETRIX, Venus standing left, holding apple and scepter. RIC V 338; Pink –; Pink, Magnia –; Lyon 607 corr. (obv. legend break; same dies as illustration); Cohen 12; Triton II, lot 1026 (same dies). Near EF, hairline flan crack, some silvering remaining. Extremely rare, only one example noted in Lyon.