Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 105   |   9 May 2018 Sort by Lot-NumberSort by Estimate
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Lot 52





Estimate: 30'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 24'000 CHF Price realized: 38'000 CHF
Commodus, 177 – 193. Aureus 189, AV 7.18 g. M COMM ANT P – FEL AVG BRIT Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev. FORTVNAE DVCI Fortuna standing l., holding in r. hand rudder on globe and cornucopiae in l. C –. BMC –. RIC –. Calicó 2253 (these dies).
Extremely rare, apparently only five specimens known. A bold portrait of
fine style. Virtually as struck and almost Fdc

Provenance

Claude Vaudecrane (1915-2002) Collection, privately purchased in April 1973, sold by Bank Leu, Zürich, auction 93 (”a perfectionist”), 10 May 2005, lot 45.

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