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Calicó Plate Coin

455, Lot: 312. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. AV Aureus (20.5mm, 7.34 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 208. SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right / P M TR P XVI COS III P P, Victory seated right, holding palm frond in right hand and holding shield with left hand on left knee; pair of shields on ground to left, trophy to right. RIC IV 224b var. (laureate head left); Calicó 2515a (this coin cited and illustrated); BMCRE –; Biaggi –; Jameson –; Mazzini –. Toned, ex jewelry. Near VF. Extremely rare.

From the J.B. Collection. Ex Marc Melcher Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 61, 25 September 2002), lot 1871.