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CNG 103, Lot: 874. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Balbinus. AD 238. Æ Sestertius (30mm, 18.11 g, 1h). Rome mint. Special inaugural emission. IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / LIBERALITAS AVGVSTORVM, S C across field, Liberalitas, draped, standing facing, head left, holding abacus in right hand and cradling cornucopia with left arm, fold of drapery over left arm. RIC IV 15; BMCRE 2-3; Banti 2. EF, natural dark green patina with touches of red. Nice sharp edges on this sestertius. Wonderful portrait.