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92, Lot: 128. Estimate $100.
Sold for $62. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

COMMODUS. 177-192 AD. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.64 gm). Struck 180 AD. Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and corncuopiae. RIC III -; BMCRE -; RSC -. Toned, good VF, minor encrustation. An unpublished hybrid.

An obverse die with legend L AVREL COM-MODVS AVG was apparently mismatched with a reverse die for the subsequent issue (TR P V IMP IIII COS II P P as opposed to ...IMP III COS II P P) to create htis hybrid issue.