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89001541

Hopes for the Imperial Succession

Triton XV, Lot: 1541. Estimate $25000.
Sold for $40000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Plautilla. Augusta, AD 202-205. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.26 g, 5h). Rome mint. Struck under Caracalla, AD 202. PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE, draped bust right, wearing hair in waves and bound in bun on back of head / PROPAGO IMPERI, Plautilla, draped, gathering up drapery with left hand, standing right, vis-à-vis Caracalla, togate, standing left, holding roll in left hand and clasping right hands with Plautilla. RIC IV 362 (Caracalla); Calicó 2873; BMCRE 405 (Septimius and Caracalla); NAC 52, lot 523 (same dies). EF, a few light marks on cheek, trace deposits behind neck. Extremely rare.