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CNG 106, Lot: 779. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Divus Lucius Verus. Died AD 169. Æ Sestertius (31mm, 26.79 g, 12h). Consecration issue. Rome mint. Struck under Aurelius, AD 169. DIVVS VERVS, bare head right / CONSECRATIO, S C in exergue, Lucius Verus enthroned left, under roof, on cart drawn left by four elephants with mahouts. RIC III 1507; MIR 18, 189-6/10 (Aurelius); Banti 35; BMCRE 1369-70 (Aurelius and Verus). EF, dark green patina, very minor cleaning marks. Rare.

Ex UBS 78 (9 September 2008), lot 1702 (hammer CHF 13,500).