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89001670
Triton XV, Lot: 1670. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY, Aachen (Stadt). AR Groschen (25mm, 2.57 g, 7h). Dated 1405 in mixed spelled-out and Roman numerals. SCS : KΛROL’ mΛ GnVS : IPЄRΛT’ (double annulet stops), crowned half-length bust of Karl der Große (Charlemagne) facing slightly right, wearing mantum and holding city model and imperial orb; coat-of-arms below / + ΛnnO : DOmInI : mILLЄSImO : CCCC : QVInTO/+ MOn ЄTΛ VRB ΛQЄn’ (double annulet stops), cross pattée. Levinson I-8. Near EF, toned, a few minor deposits. A well struck example. Rare.


From the R. J. Weinstein Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Auctions X (21 March 1990), lot 1061.