|Sale: CNG 63, Lot: 1397. Estimate $150.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 May 2003.
Sold For $170. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
193-211 AD. AR Denarius (3.00 gm). Legionary issue. Struck 193 AD. Laureate head right / LEG [I] ITAL, legionary eagle between two standards. RIC IV 3 note; RSC 255; Cohen 255. Toned VF. Rare. ($150)
From the Marc Melcher Collection.
The LEG I ITAL denarii which miss their legionary number are some of the rarest in this issue. Examination reveals neither a filled die nor damage to the coin; here, the apparent vestigial number, or numbers, is an effect of the engraving of the eagle's wings.