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Lot 5





Estimate: 25'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 20'000 CHF
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C. Vibius Varus. Aureus 42, AV 7.61 g. Laureate head of Apollo r. Rev. C·VIBIVS – VARVS Venus standing l., looking at herself in mirror held in l. hand; behind her, column. Babelon Vibia 27. Bahrfeldt 37. Sydenham 1137. Sear Imperators 190 (this coin illustrated). RBW 1738. Crawford 494/34. Calicó 33a.
Rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. A portrait of unusually fine style struck
on a very broad flan and with a lovely light reddish tone. About extremely fine

Provenance

Sir Edward Herbert Bunbury (1811-1895) Collection, sold by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, auction 10-14 June 1895, lot 16.

H. Osborne O'Hagan, Esq. (1853-1930) Collection, sold by Sotheby's, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, 13-22 June 1908, lot 15.

Mrs Valette Collection, sold by Rollin & Feuardent, Paris, 16-17 June 1924, lot 75.

Raymundo Ottoni de Castro Maya (1894-1968) Collection, sold by Emile Bourgey, Paris, auction 18 November 1957, lot 253 to Bank Leu.

Soldy by P. & P. Santamaria, Rome, Fixed Price List 7 October 1959, lot 87.

Offered by Münzen & Medaillen, Basel, auction XXVIII, 19-20 June 1964, lot 247.

Athos D. Moretti (1907-1993) Collection, sold by Numismatic Fine Arts, Beverly Hills, auction XXII, 1 June 1989, lot 14, to N.F.A.

Sold by Sotheby’s, New York, auction 9 December 1993, lot 529.

Chatsworth Collection, sold by Freeman & Sear, Los Angeles, mail-bid sale I, 10 March 1995, lot 307.

Leo Benz (1906-1996) Collection, sold by Numismatik Lanz, Munich, auction 88, 23 November 1998, lot 726.

Sold by Fritz Rudolf Künker, Osnabrück, auction 97, 7 March 2005, lot 1149.

Sold by Numismatica Ars Classica, Zürich, auction 52, 7 October 2009, lot 289.

Randy Haviland (1949-2012) Collection, sold by Gemini LLC, New York, auction X, 13 January 2013, lot 318.

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