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Estimate: 47 750 USD
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Pertinax. Aureus; Pertinax; 193 AD, Rome, Aureus, 7.22g. BM-7, RIC-4a (R2), C-19 (300 Fr.), Calicó-2383b (same obv. die). Obv: IMP CAES P HELV - PERTIN AVG Head laureate r. Rx: LAETITIA TE - MPOR COS II Laetitia standing l. holding wreath and scepter. Ex Sotheby\'s, 23 April 1998, lot 341. Another specimen from the same dies was in Ars Classica XVII, 3 October 1934, Sir Arthur J. Evans et al., lot 879, a coin that was apparently overlooked by Woodward, Coinage of Pertinax, Num. Chron. 1957, since he does not record this combination of his obverse die 3 (pl. X.7) and his reverse die E (pl. X.6).Magnificent portrait. FDC
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