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Triton XXIV

Lot nuber 170

Trajan. AD 98-117. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.07 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa spring AD 113-summer 114.

Triton XXIV
Lot: 170.
 Estimated: $ 5 000

Merani Collection – Roman Imperial, Coin-in-Hand Video, Gold

Sold For $ 15 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Trajan. AD 98-117. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.07 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa spring AD 113-summer 114. • IMP • TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / S • P • Q • R • OPTIMO PRINCIPI, aquila between vexillum surmounted by wreath on left and signum surmounted by hand on right. RIC II 294 var. (bust type); Beckmann, Early Group VIII, 14b (dies a48/S8 – this coin); Woytek 418f–1; Strack 195β; Calicó 1120 (same dies as illustration); BMCRE 456-7 var. (positions of vexillum and signum); BN 735; Adda 108 (same rev. die); Biaggi 544 (same dies); Mazzini 577 (same dies). Underlying luster. Good VF.

From the Peter J. Merani Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 42 (29 May 1997), lot 889; Classical Numismatic Group 40 (with Numismatica Ars Classica, 4 December 1996), lot 1471; J. Schulman (9 October 1933), lot 72; Joseph Laugier Collection (J. Schulman 114, 5 May 1913), lot 162 .

Joseph Laugier (1828-1901) served as the curator of the Marseille Medal Cabinet and was a member of the Académie de Marseille (elected in 1872).

The final winners of all Triton XXIV lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 January 2021. This lot is in Session One, which begins 19 January 2021 at 9 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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