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Triton XXII, Lot: 1019. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Nero. AD 54-68. Æ Sestertius (36mm, 26.30 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck circa AD 66. IMP · NERO · CAESAR · AVG PONT MAX · TR POT · P · P, laureate bust right, globe at point of bust / S C across field, triumphal arch, showing the front, with a wreath hung across it, surmounted by the emperor in facing quadriga accompanied by Pax and Victory, flanked by two soldiers; statue of Mars in side niche; the faces and plinths of the arch are ornamented with elaborate reliefs. RIC I 500; WCN 452; Lyon 191; BMCRE 333; BN 139; Kleiner 81a. EF, natural green patina, light smoothing .

Ex CNG Inventory 719148 (February 2000); William J. Conte Collection (not in the NAC sale); Leu 72 (12 May 1998), lot 416.