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611908
Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 1908. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $330. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AR Denarius (2.08 gm). Struck 193 AD. Alexandria mint. Laureate head right / LEG III IT AVI, TR P COS in exergue, legionary eagle between two standards. RIC IV -; BMCRE -; RSC 262 (illustrated but misdescribed); Bickford-Smith "The Imperial Mints in the East for Septimius Severus" in Rivista Italiana 1994/1995, 3. VF. Very rare. ($300)

From the Marc Melcher Collection.