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Triton XXI, Lot: 828. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Trajan Decius. AD 249-251. Æ Double Sestertius (37mm, 44.62 g, 12h). Rome mint, 5th officina. 2nd-3rd emissions, AD 249-250. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right / VICT ORIA AVG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath in right hand and palm frond in left; S C across field. RIC IV 126a; Banti 29 (this coin illustrated); Gnecchi III 6, pl. 161, 4; RCTV 9397 (this coin illustrated). Good VF, even green and red.

Ex Sternberg XXVIII (30 October 1995), lot 264; Numismatic Fine Arts XXIX (13 August 1992), lot 416; Sir Arthur J. Evans Collection (Ars Classica XVII, 3 October 1934), lot 1685 (small deposit below bust removed since); Sir John Evans Collection.