|Sale: Triton X, Lot: 700. Estimate $750.
Closing Date: Monday, 8 January 2007.
Sold For $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
AD 222-235. Æ Dupondius (13.32 g, 12h). Rome mint. Special issue, AD 228. IMP SEV ALE-XANDER AVG, radiate bust right, wearing aegis / RESTITV-TOR MON, S C across field, Alexander standing left, extending right hand, holding spear in left. RIC IV 601; BMCRE 546-7; Cohen 517. EF, dark gray-green patina with patches of brown, minor surface roughness, edge split. Struck on a broad flan.
The monetary reform to which this type alludes has been the subject of much debate. Cf. RIC IV, part II, pp. v-vi and 66-67.