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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 2098. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GALLIENUS. 253-268 AD. Æ Sestertius (18.59 gm). Struck 253 AD. IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / VOTIS/DECENNA/LIBVS/S C, legend in four lines within wreath. RIC V pt. 1, 250; Cohen 1342. Choice EF, brown patina with some green encrustation. Scarce type with a nice portrait. ($2000)

From the Robert Schonwalter Collection. The consignor purchased this coin from the well-regarded coin dealer, Marcel Silton, in 1970.