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452, Lot: 661. Estimate $500.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Anonymous. Circa 214-212 BC. Æ Aes Grave Semis (35mm, 42.40 g, 6h). Luceria mint. Laureate head of Saturn right / Prow of galley right; retrograde S (mark of value) above, L to right. Crawford 43/2a; ICC 114; Sydenham 123; Type as RBW 150-1; see Haeberlin pl. 72, 9 for obverse style. Dark green to black patina, some light cleaning/smoothing scratches. VF. Rare.

From the Andrew McCabe Collection. Ex RBW Collection Duplicate; purchased by him from Baldwin’s, 14 March 1995 (includes old Baldwin’s ticket at 6d).

A very rare type, this being the only aes grave series with a location-based mintmark, L for Luceria. [Andrew McCabe]