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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 1874. Estimate $2000. 
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 (7.08 gm). Struck 199 AD. Laodicea mint. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Moneta seated left, holding scales and cornucopiae. RIC IV 510b; BMCRE 668 var. (bust seen from behind); Cohen 341 var. VF, attractive bust type. ($2000)

From the Marc Melcher Collection. This obverse die was also used to strike aurei dated TR P VII (see BMCRE pg. 291, *).