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The Usurper Zenobia

CNG 111, Lot: 789. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Zenobia. Usurper, AD 268-272. Antoninianus (21mm, 2.52 g, 6h). Antioch mint, 8th officina. 2nd emission, AD 272. S ZENOBIA AVG, draped bust right, wearing stephane, set on crescent / IVNO R E GINA, Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter; at feet, peacock standing left with head right; star in left field. RIC V 2 corr. (star not noted); Bland, Coinage 29r, dies 47/Jun iii; MIR 47, 360b/0; BN 1267a. VF, green-brown surfaces, some roughness. Very rare.