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Lot 51





Estimate: 15'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 12'000 CHF Price realized: 13'000 CHF
Commodus, 177 – 193. Aureus 187-188, AV 7.29 g. M COMM ANT P – FEL AVG BRIT Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev. P M TR XIII IMP VIII – COS V P P Fortuna seated l. on throne, holding rudder and cornucopiae; in exergue, FOR RED. C –. BMC –. RIC –. Calicó 2252 (this coin). Biaggi 1005 (this coin). Cf. NFA sale 29, 1984, 452 (this reverse die).
Of the highest rarity, apparently only four specimens known.
Extremely fine / good extremely fine

Provenance

Privately sold by Bank Leu Zürich in 1965.

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

Sold by Numismatica Ars Classica, Zürich, auction 49, 21 October 2008, lot 298.

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