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Lot 298





Estimate: 6'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 4'800 CHF Price realized: 13'000 CHF
The Roman Empire
Commodus augustus, 177 – 192
Aureus 181-182, AV 7.28 g. M ANTONINVS – COMMODVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev. TR P VII IMP – IIII COS III – P P Commodus on horse prancing r., brandishing javelin at lion in r. field.; in exergue, VIRTV AVG. C 959. BMC 90. RIC 39. Mazzini 959 (this coin). Calicó 2363 (this coin). Biaggi 1021 (this coin).
Very rare. Struck on a very large flan and with a lovely light reddish tone,
good very fine / about extremely fine
Ex Hirsch XVIII, 1907, Imhoof-Blumer, 1034; Glendining’s 16-21 November 1950, Platt Hall part II, 1603 sales. From the de Moustier, Mazzini and Biaggi collections.

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