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Lot 47





Estimate: 20'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 16'000 CHF
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Lucius Verus, 161 - 169. Aureus December 163-164, AV 7.29 g. L VERVS AVG – ARMENIACVS Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev. TR P IIII IMP II COS II Victory, half-draped, standing r., placing a shield inscribed VIC / AVG set on a palm tree. C 247 var. (no drapery). BMC M. Aurelius 296 note. RIC M. Aurelius 525. Calicó 2177 (these dies). Biaggi 960 (this coin).
A spectacular portrait and a coin of extraordinary quality, a perfect Fdc

Provenance

Privately sold by Mario Ratto in April 1950 for 85 000 Lire.

Leo Biaggi de Blasys (1906-1979) Collection, acquired privately in 1978 by Bank Leu and Marco Ratto.

Sold by Numismatica Ars Classica, Zürich, auction 78, 26 May 2014, lot 1006.

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