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Sale: Nomos 2, Lot: 217. Estimate CHF600. 
Closing Date: Monday, 17 May 2010. 
Sold For CHF1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Diva Mariniana. The wife of Valerian, who died before he came to the throne in 253. Antoninianus (Silver, 2.66 g 12), Viminacium, 253-254. DIVAE MARINIANAE Veiled and draped bust of Mariniana on crescent to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Apotheosis of Mariniana: Mariniana, draped, raising right hand and holding scepter, flying upwards on peacock to right. Cohen 16. MIR 36, 850b. RIC 6. A remarkably well-struck example with a particularly delicate portrait. Good extremely fine.