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CNG 109, Lot: 703. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $2400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Trajan Decius. AD 249-251. Æ Double Sestertius (33mm, 31.92 g, 6h). Rome mint, 4th officina. 3rd emission, AD 250. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right / FELICITAS SAECVLI, S C across field, Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopia. RIC IV 115a; Banti 9; Hunter 46 var. (bust also draped). Near EF, dark green patina, some earthen deposits. Well struck.

From the Douglas O. Rosenberg Collection, purchased from Carl Subak, 1 November 1969, who purchased it from Münzen und Medaillen AG at the 1969 Berne Antique Fair.