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Triton XXI, Lot: 840. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Constantius I. As Caesar, AD 293-305. AV Aureus (19mm, 4.90 g, 6h). Treveri (Trier) mint. Struck AD 294. CONSTA NTIVS N C, laureate head right / IOVI CONS ERVATORI, Jupiter enthroned left, holding thunderbolt in outstretched right hand and scepter in left; to left at feet, eagle standing left, head and tail right, with wings displayed, holding wreath in beak; PT. RIC VI 19; Pink, Goldprägung, p. 318; Depeyrot 1A/4; Calico 484 (this coin illustrated); Biaggi 1834 = Sartiges 412 (this coin). Near EF, light toning in devices, slightly bent flan, a few marks.

Ex George W. La Borde Collection (Part II, Numismatica Ars Classica 99, 29 May 2017), lot 46; Generationensammlung (Part II, G. Hirsch 279, 8 February 2012), lot 2765; Sammlung römisches Trier (Peus 357, 28 October 1998), lot 863; Leo Biaggi de Blasys Collection, 1834 (purchased by Bank Leu and Marco Ratto in 1978); Vicomte de Sartiges Collection (Ars Classica XVIII, 10 October 1938), lot 493; Vicomte Gustave Ponton d’Amécourt Collection (Rollin & Feuardent, 25 April 1887), lot 634.