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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1563. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GALLIENUS. 253-268 AD. Æ Double Sestertius (18.31 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa 260-262 AD. IMP GALLIENVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / PA-X [AVG], S C across field, Pax standing left, holding branch in raised right hand, cradling transverse sceptre in left arm. RIC V 391 var. (Sole reign; no cuirass); MIR 36, 426y (this coin illustrated); Banti -; Hunter -; Cohen 732 var. (same). Near VF, dark green and brown patina, minor roughness. Extremely rare. ($1000)

From the Douglas O. Rosenberg Collection.