MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum. Septimius Severus.
|CNG 88, Lot: 703. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
AD 193-211. Æ Pentassarion (27mm, 11.47 g, 2h). Cosconius Gentianus, legatus consularis
. Struck AD 196. Laureate head right / Athena, with shield at side and holding spear, standing right and Homonoia, holding patera and cornucopia, standing left; between them, Zeus enthroned facing slightly left on low basis, holding patera and scepter. H&J, Nikopolis
, 184.108.40.206 (same dies as illustration); AMNG I -; Varbanov 2741. EF, black-green patina with earthen overtones. Extremely rare, fifth and finest specimen known.