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Research Coins: Electronic Auction

 
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442, Lot: 8. Estimate $100.
Sold for $85. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Valerian I. AD 253-260. Ӕ Sestertius (28mm, 19.02 g, 12h). Rome mint. 1st issue, AD 253-254. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed(?) bust right / CONCORDIA EXERCIT, Concordia standing left, holding patera and double cornucopiae; S C across field. MIR 36, 15g; RIC V 155; Banti 5. VF, brown patina, some deposits.


Bought from Byzantium, 1994.

An unusual portrait. MIR illustrates another coin from the same dies, in the collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, and describes the portrait as being that of Gallienus.