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Lot 11





Estimate: 19'000 USD   |   Starting price: 15'200 USD ---
Ancient Coins, Roman Empire, Magnus Maximus, usurper in the West (AD.383-388), gold solidus struck at London, DN MAG MAXIMVS PF AVG, laur. dr. bust r., rev. VICTORIA AVGGG, two emperors enthroned facing, Victory above between them, in ex. AVGOB, wt. 4.45gms. (Sp. COE no 741; RIC.2b), some light marks from the plough, otherwise nearly extremely fine, formerly in the collection of a West Country gentleman, by descent
One of the key coins in the Roman British series. The principal city (London) of Roman Britain in the late Roman period was named ‘Augusta’ (Ammianus Marcellinus XXVII, 8.7, XXVIII, 3,7).

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