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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1380. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $5250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

TIBERIUS. As Caesar, 8-14 AD. Orichalcum Sestertius (24.95 g, 12h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck 13-14 AD. TI CAESAR AVGVSTI F IMPERATOR VII, laureate head right / ROM ET AVG, front elevation of the Altar of Lugdunum, decorated with the corona civica between laurels, flanked by nude male figures; to left and right, Victories on columns, facing one another. RIC I 248a corr. (Augustus; obv. legend); Lyon 111 (Augustus); BMCRE 580 (Augustus); BN 1761 (Augustus); Cohen 35. VF, red-brown patina with patches of dark green. Exceptional for issue, well centered with full legends on obverse. Rare. ($3000)

From the Douglas O. Rosenberg Collection.