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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 1272. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CONTORNIATE, In the name of Trajan. Circa late 4th century AD. Æ 37mm (22.45 gm, 6h). IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Trajan left, seen from behind; palm branch in left field / ANNON-A AVGVSTA CERES, S C in exergue, Annona standing right, right hand on hip, offering cornucopiae cradled in her outstretched left arm to Ceres seated left on stool, extending right hand over modius set on pedestal, and cradling grain stalk in left arm. Alföldi, Kontorniat, Tf. 107, 11 (this coin). VF, green and black-green patina with mottled olive, brown, and bright green overtones. ($2000)

From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Frederick S. Knobloch Collection (Stack's 1-3 May 1980), lot 1402; Seaby Coin and Medal Bulletin 563 (May 1965), lot A467; A. Hess (28 November 1912), lot 598 (where it realized RM 40); Consul Eduard Friedrich Weber Collection (J. Hirsch XXIV, 10 May 1909), lot 2926; Robert Collection (Sambon 1898), lot 1285.