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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 1004. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

NERO. 38 BC. Æ Sestertius (27.06 gm, 7h). Rome mint. Struck circa 67 AD. IMP NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P XIII P P, laureate head right, wearing slight beard / ROMA in exergue, S C across field, Roma seated left on cuirass, holding spear in right hand and leaning left forearm on shield set on bow case; greave on ground before. RIC I 356; WCN 168 var. (shield set on helmet); BMCRE 116 var. (shield set on greave); BN 427 var. (shield set on helmet); Cohen 285 var. (same). EF, green and brown patina with minor flecks of black, trace of smoothing in fields. ($3000)

From the Michael Weller Collection. Ex Münzen und Medaillen 76 (19-20 September 1991), lot 858 (expertly conserved since).