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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 1916. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AR Denarius (3.51 gm). Struck 195 AD. Emesa mint. IMP CAE L SEP SE-V PERT AVG COS II, laureate head left / VICTOR IVST AVG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. RIC IV 362A var. (head right); BMCRE 398 var. (same); RSC 739-740 var. Unrecorded with the left facing bust, although this cataloger is aware of 2 other specimens. Extremely rare variety. ($1000)

From the Marc Melcher Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Auction 57 (4 April 2001), lot 1323.