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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 1862. Estimate $5000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $5300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, CARACALLA & GETA. 193-211 AD. AV Aureus (7.29 gm). Struck 202 AD. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Laureate and draped bust right of Caracalla vis à vis with bare headed and draped bust of Geta left. RIC IV 178b; BMCRE pg. 230; Cohen -. VF, slight bend in flan, dig on obverse, ex jewelry. Very rare, only one specimen cited by RIC and BMC! ($5000)

From the Marc Melcher Collection. Ex The Marian A. Sinton Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Auction 53, 15 March 2000), lot 1625.