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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 1146. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

DIVUS MARCUS AURELIUS. Died 180 AD. Æ Sestertius (22.68 gm, 12h). Struck under Commodus, 180 AD. DIVVS M ANT-ONINVS PIVS, bare head right / CONSECRATIO, S C in exergue, statue of Marcus Aurelius seated right on ornate stool, holding long sceptre in right hand and raising left hand, within tristyle aediculum set on ornate car drawn right by four elephants; each elephant has its own mahout, holding goad. RIC III 661 (Commodus); MIR18, 488-6/10; Banti 52; BMCRE 397 (Commodus); Cohen 95. Choice VF, black patina with areas of red and green, minor smoothing. ($1000)

From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Frederick S. Knobloch Collection (Stack's, 1-3 May 1980), lot 759.