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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 1037. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MAGNIA URBICA, wife of Carinus. Augusta, 283-285 AD. Antoninianus (3.38 gm). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck July 284 AD. MAGNIA VRBICA AVG, diademed and draped bust right, set on crescent / VENVS GENETRIX, Venus standing left, holding apple and sceptre; D in left field. RIC V 337; cf. Karl Pink, "Magnia Urbica," NZ 79 (1961), pg. 7, 2a (no officina mark); Hunter 8; Venèra 181; Cohen 10. Good VF, dark olive patina, minor encrustation. ($500)