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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 1897. Estimate $600. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $780. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS and CARACALLA. 193-211 AD. AR Denarius (3.20 gm). Struck 201 AD. Laureate head right / AETERNIT IMPERI, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus vis à vis laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla. RIC IV 250; BMCRE 307; RSC 1. Toned VF. Rare. ($600)

From the Marc Melcher Collection. Ex The Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Auction 50, 23 June 1999), lot 1565.