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Lot 7

Estimate: 1'000 USD   |   Starting price: 800 USD ---
Ancient Coins, Roman Empire, Antoninus Pius (AD.138-161), Æ as, believed to be struck at a British travelling mint, laur. bust r., rev. BRITANNIA COS III S C, Britannia seated on rock in an attitude of sadness, wt. 12.69gms. (Sp. COE no. 646; RIC.934), patinated, almost extremely fine, an exceptional example of this very poor issue
This was struck to commemorate the quashing of a northern uprising in AD.154-5 when the Antonine wall was evacuated after its construction. This issue, always poorly struck and on a small flan, is believed to have been struck with the legions.

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