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329, Lot: 471. Estimate $150.
Sold for $130. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Commodus. AD 177-192. Æ Sestertius (28mm, 20.30 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 191. Laureate head right / Commodus, as Hercules, standing left, draped from the waist down, sacrificing over altar and holding cornucopia; to left, tree with lion’s skin hanging from it. RIC III 581; MIR 18, 814-6/30; Banti 89. VF, green and brown patina, roughness, scraped on cheek and neck, surfaces crack running along reverse edge. Rare, Banti cites only 3 examples.

From the Fairfield Collection.