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10600795
CNG 106, Lot: 795. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Gordian I. AD 238. Æ Sestertius (28.5mm, 21.33 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck 1-22 April AD 238. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / PROVIDENTIA AVGG, S C across field, Providentia, draped, legs crossed, standing front, head left, holding wand in right hand over globe at feet to left, and cornucopia in left, resting left arm on column. RIC IV 9; Banti 5; BMCRE 5. Good VF, lovely glossy green patina contrasts with earthen deposits. Rare.


Ex Triton XV (4 January 2012), lot 1545.