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180, Lot: 328. Estimate $150.
Sold for $280. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Contorniates. Late 4th century AD. Æ 36mm (18.71 g). Struck in the name of Trajan. Laureate head of Trajan right / Dionysus standing facing, head left, holding grape bunch and thyrsus, panther at feet; maenad advancing left, playing tibiae, and satyr advancing right, head left, holding pedum and wineskin, on either side below; maenads advancing left, shaking thyrsus, and lifting veil, on either side above. Alföldi 300.15 (same dies). Fine, brown patina, porous, large deposit obscuring Trajan’s head and face.

From the J.S. Wagner Collection.