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Sale: CNG 70, Lot: 805. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2005. 
Sold For $400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CARACALLA. As Caesar, 196-198 AD. Æ Sestertius (18.05 g, 6h). Struck 196-197 AD. Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Spes advancing left, holding flower and hem of skirt. RIC IV 401; BMCRE 613; Cohen 595. VF, dark green-brown patina. Attractive first portrait of this future emperor. Very rare. ($300)