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Well Struck Tranquillina Antoninianus

Triton XXII, Lot: 1139. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Tranquillina. Augusta, AD 241-244. AR Antoninianus (23mm, 4.33 g, 1h). Rome mint. Special emission of Gordian III, AD 243. SABINIA TRANQVILLINA AVG, draped bust right, wearing stephane, set on crescent / CONCORDIA AVGG, Gordian III standing right, holding a roll in his left hand, clasping right hands with Tranquillina standing left. RIC IV 250 (Gordian III); RSC 4; Hunter –; Jameson 232 (same dies). EF, toned, tiny deposit on obverse. Well struck. Very rare.

Ex C.G. Collection of Roman Coins (Numismatica Ars Classica 80, 20 October 2014), lot 175; Münzen und Medaillen AG 92 (22 November 2002), lot 192; Monetarium FPL 59 (Spring 1993), no. 182 and front cover coin.