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From the Frederick, Casterman, Brand, and Sarti Collections

CNG 91, Lot: 934. Estimate $750.
Sold for $2400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Diva Paulina. Died before AD 235. Æ Sestertius (28mm, 17.14 g, 12h). Consecration issue. Rome mint. 2nd emission of Maximinus I, AD 236. Veiled and draped bust right / Paulina, raising hand and holding scepter, reclining left on peacock flying upward to right. RIC IV 3; Banti 1. Near EF, green-brown patina, flaked off in spots, showing pale green. Very rare.

From the R.D. Frederick Collection. Ex Louis-Robert Casterman Collection (Elsen 65, 17 March 2001), lot 132; Virgil Brand Collection (Part 3, Sotheby’s Zurich, 9 June 1983), lot 409; Prospero Sarti Collection (Sangiorgi, 7 May 1906), lot 908.