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CNG 111, Lot: 483. Estimate $500.
Sold for $575. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PANNONIA. Legio XI Claudiana. Æ Sestertius (35mm, 23.18 g). Countermark applied during the Civil War, circa August AD 69. (Legio) XI (Claudiana) in square countermark on sestertius of Nero. Pangerl 82; MacDowall, “Two Roman Countermarks of AD 68,” in NC (1960), pl. VIII, 1, 2, and 4 (read as barred X). Host VF, c/m VF, brown surfaces, flan crack, several cuts on reverse.

From the Richard Baker Collection, purchased from Empire Coins, April 1983.

MacDowall describes this type as a barred X, and gives it to Legio X Gemina. Pangerl follows Kos, reading the countermark as XI for Legio XI Claudia. In the late summer of AD 69, that legion was stationed at Poetovium in Pannonia, where a number of these coins have been found.