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Triton XXII, Lot: 1121. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $30000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Commodus. AD 177-192. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.22 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 178. · L · AVREL COM MODVS AVG ·, laureate, draped, and cuirassed beardless bust right / TR P III · IM P II · COS · P · P, Castor standing left, holding horse by bridle in right hand and spear in left hand. RIC III 648 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 420-12/37; Calicó 2337b (same dies as illustrated coin); BMCRE 775; Biaggi 1014 (same dies); CNG 85, lot 933 (same dies). Superb EF, underlying luster. Struck in high relief from dies of fine style.


Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 87 (8 October 2015), lot 279; Lanz 109 (27 May 2002), lot 514; Hamburger 96 (25 October 1932), lot 926 (noting that it was found in Egypt).