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442, Lot: 19. Estimate $200.
Sold for $400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Valerian I. AD 253-260. Ӕ Sestertius (28.5mm, 21.11 g, 1h). Rome mint. 1st issue, AD 253-254. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / PAX AVGG, Pax standing left, holding olive branch and transverse sceptre; S C across field. MIR 36, 27g; RIC V –; Banti –. Near VF, green patina with earthen deposits, light cleaning scratches. Extremely rare, only one specimen noted by MIR (referencing Kellner, JNG 28/29 [1978/79], who records it from a Bavarian hoard).

Bought from David Miller, 1998.