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Ex Biaggi de Blasys Collection

CNG 106, Lot: 792. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Severus Alexander. AD 222-235. AV Aureus (20mm, 6.25 g, 6h). Rome mint. 1st emission, early AD 222. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / P M TR P COS P P, Mars, helmeted, in military dress, standing facing, head left, holding up branch in right hand and vertical spear reversed in left. RIC IV 6; Calicó 3082 (this coin illustrated); BMCRE 26 var. (break in obv. legend); Biaggi 1319 (this coin). EF, toned, underlying luster. Rare.

Ex Continental Collection; Tkalec & Rauch (25 April 1989), lot 363; Leo Biaggi de Blasys Collection, 1319.