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CNG Feature Auction 118

Lot nuber 1081

Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. Æ Sestertius (29mm, 20.76 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck late AD 169-170.

CNG Feature Auction 118
Lot: 1081.
 Estimated: $ 500

Roman Imperial, Bronze, Coin-in-Hand Video

Sold For $ 450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. Æ Sestertius (29mm, 20.76 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck late AD 169-170. Laureate head right / Aurelius and Commodus, both in military dress, standing left on platform with one attendant, addressing three soldiers standing right before, each holding a signum, [A]DLOCVT AV[G] / [S C] in exergue. RIC III 974; MIR 18, 190-6/30; Banti 1. Dark green patina, smoothing/cleaning scratches in fields. Good Fine. Very rare.

From the Bellwether Collection. Ex Gorny & Mosch 108 (3 April 2001), lot 1879.

This rare sestertius is the only adlocutio (“addressing the soldiers”) type issued by Marcus Aurelius, which is surprising given his nearly continuous presence among the armies during the later years of his reign.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 118 lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 13-14 September 2021. CNG Feature Auction 118 – Session Three – Roman Provincial Coinage Part 2 through Roman Imperial Coinage Part 1 will be held Tuesday morning, 14 September 2021 beginning at 9:00 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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