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89001533

Calicó Plate Coin

Triton XV, Lot: 1533. Estimate $30000.
Sold for $37500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Commodus. AD 177-192. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.36 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 178. L • AVREL • COM MODVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / TR P III • IMP II COS P • P, Castor, naked except for cloak seen on breast and shoulder, wearing round cap, standing left in front of horse left, holding it by bridle in right hand and transverse spear in left. RIC III 648 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 420-12/37; Calicó 2337 (this coin, illustrated); BMCRE 775. FDC, lustrous. Bold strike from fresh dies.