|Sale: CNG 63, Lot: 1395. Estimate $150.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 May 2003.
Sold For $110. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
193-211 AD. AR Denarius (2.39 gm). Legionary issue. Struck 193 AD. Laureate head right / LEG I ADIVT, legionary eagle between two standards. RIC IV 2; RSC 256. VF, slight flan crack, recently cleaned. ($150)
Nero created the Legio I Adiutrix in 66 or 67 from the sailors stationed at Misenum, and Galba formally recognized the legion after it took part in the civil war of 69 AD. It then served under Domitian and Trajan in the Dacian and Parthian Wars. By the time of Septimius Severus, they were permanently home-based in Pannonia, and served under Severus' command while he was governor there.