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CNG 112, Lot: 652. Estimate $500.
Sold for $575. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Otacilia Severa. Augusta, AD 244-249. Æ Sestertius (31mm, 18.69 g, 12h). Ludi Saeculares (Secular Games) issue, commemorating the 1000th anniversary of Rome. Rome mint, 4th officina. 10th emission, AD 249. Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Cippus. RIC IV 202a; Banti 15. Even greenish brown patina, some brassy highlights, light smoothing. Good VF.

From the Midwest Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 69 (8 June 2005), lot 1473; New York Sale II (2 December 1999), lot 322; Numismatica Ars Classica I (19 May 1999), lot 2261.