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Sale: CNG 70, Lot: 1039. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2005. 
Sold For $825. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AV Aureus (7.15 g, 12h). Struck 200-201 AD. Laureate bust right, wearing aegis / Septimius on horseback left, holding Victory on globe and spear. RIC IV 169a; BMCRE 208 (same dies); Cohen 653. Fine, holed twice in the Indian manner, slightly wavy flan. ($500)

None of the references note the small figure of Victory in Severus' lap.