|Sale: CNG 63, Lot: 1402. Estimate $400.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 May 2003.
Sold For $400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
193-211 AD. Æ Sestertius (22.66 gm). Struck 194 AD. Laureate head right / Africa, in elephant-skin headdress, standing right, holding grain ears; lion at feet right. RIC II 676; Cohen 28. VF, sea-green patina, light encrustation in the devices, some reverse corrosion. ($400)
From the Marc Melcher Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 50 (23 June 1999), lot 1572.
This coin celebrates the native province of Septimius Severus, who was born in the African city of Leptis Magna.