Van Meter Plate Coin
|Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 997. Estimate $1000.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2009.
Sold For $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
AD 54-68. Æ Sestertius (24.00 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 64. Laureate bust right, wearing aegis / Annona standing right, holding cornucopia, facing Ceres seated left, holding grain-ears and torch; between, modius on garlanded altar; behind, ship's stern. RIC I 141; WCN 85; D. Van Meter The Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins: A Complete Guide to the History, Types and Values of Roman Imperial Coinage
(Nashua, NH: Laurion Numismatics, 1991), p. 86, 17 (this coin illustrated). Good VF, dark brown patina, minor roughness, minor marks on edge.