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Two Recorded by Banti

Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1774. Estimate $5000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Trajan. AD 98-117. Æ Sestertius (31.45 g, 8h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 112-115. Laureate and draped bust right / Trajan on horseback left, holding spear. RIC II -; Banti 197. Good VF, green-brown patina with a couple spots of red, minor roughness, scratch on reverse. Very rare, Banti records only two examples.

A similar example in Lanz 123 (30 May 2005), lot 560, realized 11,000 Euros.