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Pedigreed to 1934

CNG 111, Lot: 761. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $15000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Caracalla. AD 198-217. AV Aureus (19.5mm, 7.02 g, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 205. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / PONTIF TR P VIII COS II, Mars, helmeted, naked except for cloak on left shoulder, standing left, right foot on helmet, holding branch in right hand and reversed, vertical spear in left. RIC 80a; Calicó 2777a (same obv. die as illustration); BMCRE 476-7; Biaggi 1205; Jameson 183; Mazzini 419 (same obv. die). EF, toned.

From the Brexit Collection. Ex Maison Palombo 17 (20 October 2018), lot 87 (hammer 15000 CHF); J. C. S. Rashleigh Collection (Part I, Glendining & Co., 14 January 1953), lot 63; Ars Classica XVII (3 October 1934), 889 (reportedly from the R. Burrage Collection in that sale).