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Unique Gold Quinarius
Ex Biaggi de Blasys Collection

Triton XXI, Lot: 834. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Gallienus. AD 253-268. AV Quinarius (18.5mm, 1.61 g, 7h). Rome mint, 6th officina. 9th emission, AD 265-267. GALLIENVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right / IOVIS STATOR, Jupiter standing left, head right, holding thunderbolt in left hand, right hand on scepter set on ground. RIC V –; MIR 36, 680g (this coin illustrated); cf. King 10 (silver); Calicó 3523 (this coin illustrated); Biaggi 1462 (this coin). Near EF, underlying luster, a little weak on the reverse. Unique, all references refer to this coin.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 49 (21 October 2008), lot 379; Leo Biaggi de Blasys Collection, 1462; Münzen und Medaillen 35 (16 June 1967), lot 114.