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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1968.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PLOTINA, wife of Trajan. Died 129 AD. Æ Sestertius (24.45 gm). Struck 112 AD. PLOTINA AVG IMP TRAIANI, draped bust right, wearing stephane; inlaid silver Gonzaga countermark in the form of an eagle in an oval field / [FIDES AVGVST], S C across field, Fides standing right, holding grain ears and plate of fruit. RIC II 740; BMCRE 1080; Cohen 12. Near VF/Fair, obverse heavily smoothed and letters strengthened. Very rare. ($2000)

From the Robert Schonwalter Collection. Ex Garrett Collection, pt. 1 (Numismatic Fine Arts/Bank Leu, 16-18 May 1984), lot 779; D'Este Collection.