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Triton XXIV

Lot nuber 914

ARMENIA MINOR, Nicopolis ad Lycum. Trajan. AD 98-117. Æ ‘Sestertius’ (35mm, 26.19 g, 11h). Dated RY 17 and CY 43 (AD 114/5).

Triton XXIV
Lot: 914.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

Roman Provincial, Bronze, Coin-in-Hand Video

Sold For $ 8 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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ARMENIA MINOR, Nicopolis ad Lycum. Trajan. AD 98-117. Æ ‘Sestertius’ (35mm, 26.19 g, 11h). Dated RY 17 and CY 43 (AD 114/5). AYT KAIC NЄP TPAIANOC C ЄB ΓЄPM ΔAK TO Z[I], laureate bust right, slight drapery / KOINON A P MЄNIAC ЄTOYC MΓ, Armenia seated left on shields, in attitude of mourning; trophy of arms to left. RPC III 2944; RG 8; SNG von Aulock 146. Dark greenish-brown surfaces, a few light scratches and marks. VF. Very rare, RPC lists only eleven specimens. Exceptional condition for the issue, with its harsh portrait of Trajan.

The kingdom of Armenia Minor was given to Aristobulus by Nero in AD 54. It was then annexed by Vespasian and incorporated into Cappadocia with its main city being Nicopolis ad Lycum (modern Yesilyayla in Turkey). Trajan led his military campaign against Armenia, and once again, it was annexed into the Empire in AD 114, which is commemorated on this sestertius-sized coin issued that same year.

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 Three, which begins 20 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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