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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1579. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

VABALATHVS. Usurper, 268-272 AD. Antoninianus (3.34 g, 6h). Antioch mint, 3rd officina. 2nd emission, March-May 272 AD. IM C VHABALATHVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / VIRT-VS AVG, Virtus standing right, holding spear in right hand, left hand resting on shield set on ground; star to right. RIC V 8 corr. (also cuirassed); BN pl. 86, 287; MIR 47, 358a0; Hunter -; Cohen 8 var. (same). Good VF, dark green-brown surfaces. Very rare. ($1000)

From the Douglas O. Rosenberg Collection.