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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1724. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Ephesus. Statilia Messalina, third wife of Nero. 66-68 AD. Æ 20mm (6.29 gm). MESS[ALINAN...], draped bust of Messalina right / AIXMOKL[HS E]P ABIOLA, RWM-H, EFE, Roma standing right, holding sceptre and cult statue of Artemis. RPC I 2632; Babelon, Waddington Collection 1620 corr.; Imhoof-Blumer, Griechische Münzen pg. 639, 286. VF, dark brown patina, rough surfaces. Very rare, only six specimens recorded in RPC. ($2000)