|Sale: CNG 69, Lot: 1524. Estimate $300.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 8 June 2005.
Sold For $360. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
41-54 AD. Æ Sestertius (28.76 gm, 7h). Rome mint. Struck circa 41-42 AD. Laureate head right; c/m: [G]ALBA in incuse rectangle; head left in incuse oval; [NE]RCPP (cancelled) in incuse rectangle / Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt. For coin: RIC I 99; von Kaenel Type 60; BMCRE 124; Cohen 85; for Galba and Nero c/ms: Martini 1.4012; for head left c/m: cf. Martini 1.4087. Fair, reddish-brown and green patina, rough surfaces; c/ms: VF. ($300)
Very interesting form of damnatio
, as the Nero countermark was intentionally cancelled, probably when the Galba countermark was applied.