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CNG Feature Auction 118

Lot nuber 1158

Diocletian. AD 284-305. Antoninianus (22.5mm, 3.97 g, 6h). ‘C’ mint. Struck under Carausius, circa AD 292.

CNG Feature Auction 118
Lot: 1158.
 Estimated: $ 500

Roman Imperial, Coin-in-Hand Video, Silver

Sold For $ 2 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Diocletian. AD 284-305. Antoninianus (22.5mm, 3.97 g, 6h). ‘C’ mint. Struck under Carausius, circa AD 292. Radiate, cuirassed bust right / Four legionary signa, the second surmounted by manus (hand), the third surmounted by aquila (eagle), S P C in exergue. RIC V 17. Dark green patina, even roughness. VF. Extremely rare, none on CoinArchives.

From the Bellwether Collection.

This type was issued by Carausius during a brief episode circa AD 292 in which he sought, or claimed, legitimacy to rule alongside the Augusti Diocletian and Maximian. Another issue in this series depicted all three rulers together on the obverse. This overture was rejected by the continental rulers and Carausius was assassinated by his lieutenant Allectus the following year. This type, with the reverse of four military standards, is listed as Rarity 3 in the 1933 edition of Roman Imperial Coinage volume V part II; unlike many other issues it remains extremely rare today, with no other examples listed on CoinArchives.

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 Four – Roman Imperial Coinage Part 2 through Antiquities will be held Tuesday afternoon, 14 September 2021 beginning at 2:00 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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