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Extremely Rare Dynastic Denarius

CNG 111, Lot: 757. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $2100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Julia Domna, with Geta as Caesar. Augusta, AD 193-217. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.45 g, 6h). Laodicea mint. Struck AD 200-202. Draped bust of Julia Domna right / Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust of Geta right. RIC IV 571 (Septimius; Rome mint); RSC 1; NAC 25, lot 513. Good VF, lightly toned, small deposit on reverse. Extremely rare. One example in CoinArchives from an eastern mint.

Even the G. R. Arnold Collection of silver coins of the Severan Dynasty, sold by Glendining’s (21 November 1984), did not have an example of this rarity.