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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 889. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Diva Marciana. Died AD 112/4. Orichalcum Sestertius (24.46 g, 6h). DIVA AVGVSTA MARCIANA, draped bust right, wearing elaborate coiffure / CONSECRATIO, carpentum drawn right by two mules; S C in exergue. RIC 749 corr.; Banti 3. Fine, brown surfaces, smoothed. Extremely rare.

Ex Gemini I (11 January 2005), lot 359; Garrett Collection (Part III, Numismatic Fine Arts/Leu, 29 March 1985), lot 431 (part of).

The rarest of all Marciana’s sestertii, missing in most museum and major private collections.