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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 913. Estimate $4000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. Æ Sestertius (23.54 gm). Struck circa 112-115 AD. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, S C in exergue, triumphal tetrastyle arch with central passage similar to temple facade with elaborate decoration composed of Victories underneath; sides decorated with registers composed of horses, arms, and figures; elaborate tripartite superstructure, decorated with animals and six-horse chariot set upon frieze inscribed I O M. RIC II 573; Strack 387g; BMCRE 845A; Banti 282 (this coin); Cohen -. Choice VF, green patina. Very rare. [See color enlargement on plate 15] ($4000)

Ex Sternberg XI (20-21 November 1981), lot 627.