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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 242. Estimate CHF17500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF20000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Severus II. As Caesar, AD 305-306. Argenteus (Silver, 2.91 g 12), Serdica, c. 305-306. SEVERVS NOB C Laureate head of Severus II to right. Rev. VIRTVS MILITVM / .SM.SDB. Camp gate with open door and three turrets. Gautier 24 var. (different officina). RIC - (but cf. 11). Tkalec 17 May 2010 456 (same dies but damaged). Extremely rare. Beautifully preserved. . Virtually as struck.

From the Tetrarchy Collection, New York.

The silver coinage of Severus II, both as caesar and emperor, has always been rare, but his issues from Serdica were unknown until a few turned up nearly ten years ago. This is surely the finest existing example.