Ancient Coins (27 September 2011)

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Date of Auction: 27th September 2011

Sold for £17,000

Estimate: £9,000 - £12,000

Aureus, Rome, c. 164, L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS, bust right, rev. TR P IIII IMP II COS II, Verus seated left on platform between two officers, placing crown on head of the King of Armenia, REX ARMEN DAT in exergue, 7.33g/11h (RIC 512; BMC 300; Kent-Hirmer 342; Calicó 2154, this coin). Sharply struck extremely fine with lustre £9,000-12,000

Footnote

Provenance: Numismatic Fine Arts Auction XXVI (Beverly Hills), 14 August 1991, lot 258.

This issue of 164 celebrates the resounding victory in Armenia and the installation of Sohæmus as puppet king of Armenia