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430, Lot: 399. Estimate $300.
Sold for $360. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Valerian I. AD 253-260. Æ Sestertius (29mm, 20.62 g, 12h). Rome mint. 1st emission, AD 253-254. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Virtus standing left, holding shield set on ground and spear. RIC V 182; MIR 36, 38g; Banti 33. VF, green patina.

Ex J. S. Wagner Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 349, 22 April 2015), lot 545. Reportedly ex Earl Fitzwilliam Collection (possibly Christie’s, 30 May 1949), lot 347 (part of).