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Sale: CNG 70, Lot: 794. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2005. 
Sold For $785. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

COMMODUS. 177-192 AD. Æ Sestertius (26.22 g, 1h). Struck 185 AD. Laureate head right / VICT BRIT in exergue, Victory seated right on shields, inscribing shield set on knee. RIC III 452; MIR 18, 665-6/30 var. (VIC BRIT in exergue); BMCRE 560 var. (obverse legend break); Cohen 946. Good VF, dark brown, red, and green patina, minor smoothing. ($1000)

This coin was part of a series of issues commemorating the successful quelling of a revolt that had erupted in Britain 184 AD.