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Dramatic Overstrike on a 1000th Anniversary of Rome Sestertius

Triton XXI, Lot: 825. Estimate $500.
Sold for $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Philip I. AD 244-249. Æ Sestertius (29mm, 15.01 g, 12h). Secular Games issue. Rome mint, 5th officina. 10th emission, AD 249. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / MILIARIVM SAECVLVM, S C across field, cippus inscribed COS/ III in two lines. RIC IV 157a; Banti 24. EF, beautiful light green patina. Overstruck on RIC IV 167a; Banti 7 – the rear part of the elephant is clearly visible on reverse.