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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1496. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCIUS VERUS. 161-169 AD. Æ Sestertius (24.66 g, 12h). Struck 163 AD. IMP CAES L AVREL VERVS AVG, laureate head right / TR POT III C-OS II, FORT RED in exergue, S C across field, Fortuna Redux seated left on throne, holding rudder in right hand, cornucopiae cradled in left arm. RIC III 1346 (Marcus); MIR 18, 51-16/30; Banti 72; BMCRE 1057 (Marcus); Cohen 95. Good VF, hard dark green patina, a couple light scratches, minor roughness on reverse, hairline flan crack. ($1000)

From the John F. Sullivan Collection. Ex Vecchi 13 (4 September 1998), lot 819.