A Distinguished Collection of Roman Bronze Coins, the Property of a Gentleman (15 February 2017)

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Date of Auction: 15th February 2017

Sold for £6,500

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Roman Imperial Coinage, Galba, Sestertius, Rome, October 68, laureate and draped bust right, ser galba imp caesar avg tr p, rev. libertas pvblica, Liberty standing, holding pileus and rod, s c in field, 24.64g (RIC 387; CBN 195; C 108; Sear 2118). About extremely fine with a powerful portrait, dark green patina, very rare £2,000-3,000

Footnote

Provenance: H.C. Levis Collection, Naville Auction XI (Lucerne), 18-20 June 1925, lot 420; E.G. Spencer-Churchill Collection, Ars Classica Auction XVI (Lucerne), 3 July 1933, lot 1602; Adolph Hess Auction 230 (Lucerne), 28-30 April 1936, lot 1140; bt Spink June 1939