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Beautiful Trajan Decius Double Sestertius

Triton XXII, Lot: 1156. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Trajan Decius. AD 249-251. Æ Double Sestertius (33mm, 37.71 g, 12h). Rome mint, 4th officina. 3rd emission, early-mid AD 250. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder / FELICITAS SAECVLI, S C across field, Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus in right hand and cradling cornucopia in left arm. RIC IV 115a; Banti 9; Cohen 39; Hunter 46 var. (bust type). Choice EF, green and dark brown patina. A well centered and struck example.

Ex MoneyMuseum, Zurich Collection (Triton XVIII, 6 January 2015), lot 1210; Auctiones AG 26 (16 September 1996), lot 1054.