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Buy or Bid Sale 228  30 Jul 2024
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Estimate: 15 000 USD
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Pescennius Niger. ; Pescennius Niger; 193-194 AD, Billon Tetradrachm, 11.17g. Not in Emmett; apparently the only known Alexandrian tetradrachm of Pescennius Niger with this Spes reverse type. Obv: [AVTOK] KAI Γ.ΠE - CK NIΓEP IOVCTO[C CEB] Head laureate r. Rx: Spes (Hope) advancing l., holding flower and [raising skirt]; date [LA] or [LB] illegible due to heavy corrosion. Ex Peter Lowrek Collection; ex Garth R. Drewry Collection; ex CNG 69, 8 June 2005, lot 1299. Earlier in the collections of Thomas Ollive Mabbott (H. Schulman, June 1969, lot 3501); John L. Balderston III (Stack's, May 1948, lot 240); and Russel Burrage (J.C. Morganthau, 26 Nov. 1934).Extremely rare and most likely the finest known obverse portrait. About Near Mint State / Fine
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