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Triton XV, Lot: 1553. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Aurelian. AD 270-275. Antoninianus (22mm, 4.22 g, 7h). Serdica mint, 3rd officina. 8th emission, AD 274-275. IMP C L D AVRELIANVS INVICTVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed half-length bust left, holding Victory on globe in right hand, scepter in left / RESTITVT OR BIS, female standing right, holding wreath in extended right hand she presents to Aurelian, standing left, holding scepter in left hand; *//KAΓ. RIC V -; BN pl. 84, 229 = F.M. Vanni Peccatori, “Il tesoro di Modigliana (Forlì),” Bollettino di Numismatica 12 (1989), 129. EF, some silvering remaining, slight surface roughness. Extremely rare, possibly the second known.

Ex Triton X (9 January 2007), lot 741.

The sole example recorded by Estiot in her catalog of the BN coins is from the Modigliana Hoard.