Choice Untouched Patina
|Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 1596. Estimate $500.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007.
Sold For $1150. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
AD 251-253. Æ Sestertius (22.03 g, 1h). Rome mint, 3rd officina. 2nd emission, AD 251-252. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Pietas standing facing, head left, raising both hands; altar to left. RIC IV 117a; Banti 25. Near EF, untouched pale green patina, earthen highlights. Pleasing portrait.
From the Alain Lagrange Collection. Ex Triton I (2 December 1997), lot 1620.