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Ex Biaggi de Blasys Collection

CNG 111, Lot: 760. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $14500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Caracalla. AD 198-217. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.38 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 203. ANTON • P • AVG PON TR P VI COS, laureate adolescent bust right, wearing aegis / VIR TVS AVGG, Caracalla, in military attire, standing left, holding crowning Victory and reversed spear; to right, Virtus, helmeted and holding reversed spear, standing left, crowning him with laurel branch. RIC IV 73 corr. (misdescribed as denarius); Calicó 2845 (this coin illustrated); BMCRE p. 241, † corr. (same); Biaggi 1227 (this coin); Jameson 181 var. (bust type; same rev. die); Mazzini 668 v. var. (same: same rev. die). EF, underlying luster, small flaw on cheek.

From the Brexit Collection. Ex Leo Biaggi de Blasys Collection (Numismatica Ars Classica 49, 21 October 2008), lot 327, privately purchased in 1952.