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4420005
442, Lot: 5. Estimate $150.
Sold for $380. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Valerian I. AD 253-260. Antoninianus (21mm, 3.63 g, 12h). Rome mint. 1st issue, AD 253-254. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / CONCORDIA AVGG, clasped hands. MIR 36, – [13d], RIC V –. VF, lightly toned, faint deposits.


Ex Heidelberger Münzhandlung 55 (24 May 2011), lot 316.

This is s hybrid using a reverse die of Gallienus, apparently only the second recorded example. The first, from the same dies, was discussed and illustrated by Thiry (2007).