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Lot 195





Estimate: 20'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 16'000 CHF Price realized: 22'000 CHF
Severus Alexander, 222 – 235. Aureus circa 225, AV 6.26 g. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev. P M TR P – COS P P The Emperor in slow quadriga l., holding sceptre and branch. C 225. BMC 11. RIC 16. Calicó 3087.
Very rare and possibly the finest specimen known. A very elegant and gentle
portrait struck in high relief on a full flan. Extremely fine
Ex Rollin & Feuardent 25-30 April 1887, Ponton D'Amécourt, 464; Rollin & Feuardent 20 April 1896, Montagu, 554; Hirsch 24, 1909, Weber, 2020; Canessa 28 June 1923, Caruso, 470; Hess 7 March 1935, Tillman, 87; Sotheby’s 5 October 1988, 945; NFA XXX, 1992, 284; Sotheby’s 26 October 1993, 111 and Heritage 3032, 2014, 23625 sales. From the Andre Constantine Dimitriadis and the Retired Banker collections.

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