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Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 892

Gratian. AD 367-383. ‘Medallic’ Æ (22mm, 4.26 g, 12h). Treveri (Trier) mint. Struck AD 367-369.


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 892.
 Estimated: $ 1 500

Roman Imperial, Bronze

Sold For $ 1 700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Gratian. AD 367-383. ‘Medallic’ Æ (22mm, 4.26 g, 12h). Treveri (Trier) mint. Struck AD 367-369. D N GRATIANVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / GLORI A ROMA NORVM, two-turret camp-gate with S between its two turrets; SMTR. RIC IX 29d; LRBC 91. Dark brown to black patina with some light earthen highlights/deposits. EF. Very rare.

The authors of RIC note (p. 4) that “the mint-mark SMTR can be dated to the period between the elevation of Gratian and the completion of the senior emperor’s quinquennium in Feb. A.D. 369. Most of the coinage is commemorative of these important events...” This very rare type was struck for Valentinian I, Valens, and Gratian only at Trier, and an extremely rare issue at Constantinopolis for Valens, where he resided at the time.

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part II will be held Wednesday morning, 15 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.