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Lot 48





Estimate: 20'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 16'000 CHF Price realized: 16'000 CHF
Commodus, 177 – 193. Aureus 180, AV 7.31 g. L AVREL COM – MODVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust l. Rev. TR P V IMP IIII C – OS II P P Victory seated l., holding patera in r. hand and branch in l. C 788. BMC M. Aurelius 814 and p. 691. RIC 8b. Calicó 2343 (this obverse die).
Very rare. An almost invisible mark in reverse field, otherwise extremely fine

Provenance

Jacob Hirsch (1874-1955) Collection, sold by Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, auction X, 22-23 June 1951, lot 65, to Münzhandlung Jacques Dreifuss.

Sold by Adolph Hess with Michel Dürr, Lucerne, 257 auction 1986, lot 365.

”A Connoisseur of Portraiture” Collection, sold by Numismatica Ars Classica, Zürich, auction 38, 21 May 2007, lot 87.

Sold by Gemini LLC, New York, auction VII, 9 January 2011, lot 785.

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