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CNG 111, Lot: 995. Estimate $500.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANCIENT THEMES. Tiberius. AD 14-37. Brocakge Æ “Sestertius” (39mm, 17.41 g). Paduan type. By Giovanni da Cavino, 1500-1570. Incuse of reverse / CIVITATIBVS ASIAE RESTITVTIS, Tiberius seated left, holding long scepter and patera; S C flanking. Johnson & Martini 1287-1294; Klawans 4. Near EF, brown patina with golden highlights. An interesting struck Cavino and reverse brockage.

From the Richard Baker Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 54 (14 June 2000), lot 45; Superior (10 December 1989), lot 3140; Superior (7 June 1982), lot 685; Franz Trau Collection (Gilhofer & Ranschburg & A. Hess, 22 May 1935), lot 297 (all described as an official sestertius).