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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 569

Didia Clara. Augusta, AD 193. Æ Sestertius (29mm, 17.93 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Didius Julianus.


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 569.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

Roman Imperial, Bronze

Estimate: $ 750

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Didia Clara. Augusta, AD 193. Æ Sestertius (29mm, 17.93 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Didius Julianus. Draped bust right / Hilaritas standing left, holding long palm frond and cornucopia. RIC IV 20 (Didius); Banti 1. Red and brown patina, minor smoothing, some shallow scratches on reverse. VF.

From the Collection of a Gentleman, Kent, England. Ex Earl Fitzwilliam’s Wentworth Estates Company Collection (Christie’s, 30 May 1949), lot 449 (part of).

This Didia Clara Sestertius was part of the highly important collection of Roman Brass Coins and Medallions originally formed in the mid-eighteenth century, and sold by order of The Earl Fitzwilliam’s Wentworth Estates Company. Spring notes that the coins came from the collections of the Museo del Padri Corsini acquired in Italy in 1748, and the Abbé Visconti, President of the Society of Antiquaries in Rome, purchased about 1774.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 19 May 2021 at 2 PM 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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