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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 1865. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AV Aureus (7.25 gm). Struck 204 AD. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / INDVLGENTIA AVGG, IN CARTH in exergue, Dea Caelestis riding lion right, head facing, holding thunderbolt and sceptre; water gushing from rocks below. RIC IV 267b var. (goddess holds drum); BMCRE 333 var. (same); Cohen 217 var. VF, banker's mark before nose, slight wave in flan. Rare. ($3000)

From the Marc Melcher Collection.