|Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 1081. Estimate $1500.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2007.
Sold For $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
AD 177-192. Æ Sestertius (27.40 g, 6h). British victory issue. Rome mint. Struck AD 185. Laureate head right / VICT BRIT in exergue, Victory seated right on pile of arms, inscribing shield set on knee with long stylus. RIC III 452; MIR 18, 665-6/30 var. (VIC BRIT); Banti 485 (same obv. die as 486 illustration). Good VF, dark green patina.
During the reign of Commodus, a serious revolt erupted in Britain in AD 184, the causes of which are uncertain. The revolt was quickly put down, and a series of coins was struck to commemorate the event.