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 £2,200

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Roman Imperial Coinage, Trajan Decius, Double Sestertius, Rome, 249-51, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, imp c m q traianvs decivs avg, rev. felicitas saecvli, Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopiæ, s c in field, 55.17g (cf. RIC 115d; cf. C 39; Sear 9395). Old graze on cheek, otherwise good very fine, dark green patina, extremely rare


Provenance: F. Trau Collection, Part I, Gilhoder & Ranschburg.Adolph Hess Auction 228 (Vienna), 22 May 1935, lot 2786