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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 1039. Estimate $20000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $24000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

NUMERIAN. 283-284 AD. AV Aureus (4.22 gm). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck 284 AD. IMP NVMERIANVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right / VICTO-R-IA AVGG, Victory standing right on globe, holding wreath in extended right hand, palm over left shoulder. RIC V -; Lyon -; Pink -; Hunter -; Calicó -; Cohen -. FDC. Unpublished type for Numerian. [See color enlargement on plate 19] ($20,000)

A variety of this reverse type with Victory left is known among Carinus' aureii at Lugdunum in early 284 AD (cf. RIC V 211, Lyon 528, and Pink VI/2, pg. 24).