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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 1168. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $1150. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SEVERUS ALEXANDER. 222-235 AD. Æ Medallic Sestertius (21.80 gm, 12h). Struck 228 AD. IMP CAES M AVR SEVALEXANDER AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ROMAE AE-TERNAE, S C in exergue, Roma seated left on throne, shield at side, holding Victory in extended right hand and spear in left hand. RIC IV 605 var. (laureate and draped); Pink III, pg. 16; Banti 153; BMCRE 478; Cohen 523 var. (same). VF, red-brown surfaces with traces of red and black. ($500)

From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Frederick S. Knobloch Collection (Stack's, 1-3 May 1980), lot 1068.