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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 1167. Estimate $10000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SEVERUS ALEXANDER. 222-235 AD. AV Aureus (6.03 gm, 12h). Struck 226 AD. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from front / P M TR P V COS II P P, LIB AVG III in exergue, Severus Alexander, laureate and togate, seated left on curule chair set on low daïs, extending right hand to small figure climbing stairs holding out fold of toga to receive tessera; Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand at fore-edge of daïs. RIC IV -; Pink III -; cf. BMCRE 321 (Æ medallion); Calicó 3110a (this coin); Cohen -. EF. Apparently unique. ($10,000)

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 24 (5 December 2002), lot 162; Triton I (2-3 December 1997), lot 1567.