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 £11,000

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Roman Imperial Coinage, Clodius Albinus (Cæsar), Sestertius, Rome, 194-5, bare-headed bust right, d clod sept albin caes, rev. con co [if cos ii], Concordia seated left, holding patera and double cornucopiæ, s c in field, 18.40g (RIC 62; BMC 483; C 7; Sear 6148). Traces of undertype in reverse legend, good very fine, attractive jade-green patina, rare £1,000-1,500

Footnote

Provenance: C.S. Bement Collection, Naville Auction VIII (Lucerne), 25-8 June 1924, lot 1150; bt Baldwin March 1937.

The reverse seems to be overstruck on an earlier sestertius with the legend
miner pacif cos ii (RIC 54)