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CNG 109, Lot: 706. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $7000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Valerian I. AD 253-260. Æ Sestertius (29mm, 20.23 g, 12h). Rome mint. 2nd emission, AD 255-256. Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Victory standing left, resting hand on shield set on ground and holding palm frond. RIC V 180; MIR 36, 77h; Banti 26. Good VF, brown patina. Excellent portrait.

From the Douglas O. Rosenberg Collection, purchased from Freeman & Sear, 15 April 1994. Ex Numismatic Fine Arts XII (23 March 1983), lot 413; Vinchon (23 April 1976), lot 162.