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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 1036. Estimate $15000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MAGNIA URBICA, wife of Carinus. Augusta, 283-285 AD. AV Aureus (4.20 gm). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck July 284 AD. MAGNIA VR-BICA AVG, diademed and draped bust right / VENVS GE-N-ETRIX, Venus standing left, holding apple and sceptre. RIC V 336; cf. Pink, "Magnia Urbica," NZ 79 (1961), pg. 7, 2a (Antoninianus); cf. Hunter 8 (D in reverse left field); Calicó 4411 (same obverse die); Cohen 10. EF. Very rare. [See color enlargement on plate 19] ($15,000)