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Triton XXII, Lot: 1122. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Commodus. AD 177-192. Æ Sestertius (32mm, 27.48 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 179. L AVREL COMM ODVS AVG TR P IIII, laureate and draped bust right / IMP II COS II P P, Minerva standing left, dropping incense from right hand on lighted altar and holding spear and shield set on ground in left. RIC III 1609 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 452-16/33; Banti 136; BMCRE 1705 (Aurelius). Good VF, glossy even brown surfaces. Excellent young portrait of Commodus.

From the DMS Collection. Ex Michael Weller Collection (Triton VIII, 11 January 2005), lot 1033; Helbing 59 (31 January 1930), lot 495.