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205, Lot: 271. Estimate $100.
Sold for $155. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

TROAS, Ilium or Dardanus(?). Trajan. AD 98-117. Æ 18mm (4.65 g, 5h). Laureate and draped bust of Trajan right / Helmeted and draped bust of Athena right, wearing aegis. SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Righetti -; Lingren & Kovacs -; Lindgren III -. VF, black patina with light earthen deposits, some minor scratches.

From the D. Alighieri Collection.

The surviving portion of the reverse legend is largely indistinct. It perhaps reads “ΔAPΔ[...]”, although the style more closely fits that of Illium.