Ancient Coins (27 September 2011)

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Date of Auction: 27th September 2011

Sold for £80,000

Estimate: £10,000 - £12,000

Roman Imperial coins, Septimius Severus (193-211), Aureus, Rome c. 207, SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right, rev. IOVI VICTORI, bust of Jupiter-Ammon three-quarter facing right, 6.23g/6h (RIC 272; Hill 893; BMC p. 219 note *; Calicó 2468 [this coin]). Good very fine, very rare £10,000-12,000


This exceedingly rare issue depicting the Roman equivalent of Zeus-Ammon, may well be associated the imperial visit to North Africa in 207.