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Lot 77

Estimate: 25'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 20'000 CHF Price realized: 30'000 CHF
Valerian I, 253 – 260. Aureus 255-256, AV 2.60 g. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev. LIBERALITAS AVGG Liberalitas standing l., holding tessera and cornucopiae. C 104 var. (different obverse legend, no drapery on cuirass). RIC 43. Göbl 66a. Calicó 3425 (this coin). Biaggi 1439 (this coin).
Extremely rare and in exceptional condition for the issue, among the finest aurei of
Valerian in existance. A superb portrait perfectly struck, good extremely fine


Privately sold by Santamaria in July 1969 for CHF 2500.

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

“An Important Collector”, sold by Numismatica Ars Classica Zürich, auction 34, 24 November 2006, lot 58.

Steve C. Markoff (b. 1943) Collection, sold by Numismatica Ars Classica, Zürich, auction 62, 6 October 2011, lot 2068.

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