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 £2,000

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Roman Imperial Coinage, Macrinus, Sestertius, Rome, 217, laureate and cuirassed bust right, imp caes m opel sev macrinvs avg, rev. iovi conservatori, Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre and thunderbolt, small figure of Emperor before him, s c in field, 22.25g (RIC 189; BMC 102; C 39; Sear 7379). Of superior style, hairline flan crack, otherwise good very fine, dark green patina, rare £1,200-1,500


Provenance: L. de Sartiges Collection, Ars Classica Auction XVIII (Lucerne), 10 October 1938, lot 363; E.A. Sydenham Collection, Glendining Auction, 10 December 1941, lot 252.

The reverse shows Jupiter as the protector of the emperor