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Unusual Bust Type for Nepotian

Triton XIX, Lot: 643. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Nepotian. Usurper, AD 350. Æ (24mm, 4.65 g, 6h). Rome mint, 5th officina. Struck 350. FL NEP CONST ANTINS AVG (sic), laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; annulet at top of reath / VRBS ROMA, Roma enthroned left, shield at side, holding in right hand Victory, standing right on globe and holding wreath, and scepter in left; RЄ. RIC VIII –; Bastien, Émissions, –; LRBC –; Gemini XII, lot 437 corr. (there legend read as CONST-ANTINVS; same dies). VF, even hard brown surfaces. Extremely rare, only the second example known.