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Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 249. Estimate CHF5000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011. 
Sold For CHF20000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Gordian I. AD 238. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 17.40 g 12), “1-22 April 238”. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian I to right. Rev. PROVIDENTIA AVGG / S C Providentia standing facing, head to left, leaning on low column to right and holding a wand in her right hand and a cornucopiae with her left; to left, at her feet, globe. BMC 5. Cohen 6. RIC 9. Very rare. An exceptional piece, with a fine green patina overlaid with uncleaned encrustations of dirt as found. Nearly extremely fine.

From the PGB collection, acquired the 1960s or 1970s.