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Triton XXII, Lot: 1015. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Britannicus. AD 41-55. Æ Sestertius (35mm, 27.23 g, 6h). Uncertain Balkan/Thracian mint. Struck under Claudius, circa AD 50-54. TI CLAVDIVS · CAESAR · AVG F BRITANN[IC]VS ·, bareheaded and draped bust left / Mars, barefoot, but wearing full military attire, including sagum (cape), advancing left, holding spear in outstretched right hand and round shield in left; large S C across field. RIC I pg. 130, note; von Kaenel, Thrakien, Type B, 5 (same dies); BMCRE 226 (Claudius). In NGC encapsulation, 2035903-001, graded VF, Strike: 5/5; Surface: 2/5, smoothing.

From the DMS Collection, purchased from David Vagi, January 2006.