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Unpublished Hybrid with Reverse of Aemilian

442, Lot: 1. Estimate $100.
Sold for $240. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Valerian I. AD 253-260. Antoninianus (20mm, 2.44 g, 12h). Hybrid with reverse of Aemilian. Rome mint. 1st issue, AD 253-254. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / IOVI CONSERVAT, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre; small figure of emperor to left. MIR 36, –; RIC V –. Near VF, porous. Extremely rare unpublished hybrid.

Bought from Coincraft, London, 1991.

This coin seems to have been struck with a re-used reverse die of Aemilian (RIC 4, Cunetio 426). The combination of type and legend is otherwise unrecorded for the Valerianic period.