The North Yorkshire Moors Collection of British Coins formed by Marvin Lessen Part I (25 April 2018)

Date of Auction: 25th April 2018

Sold for £1,300

Estimate: £200 - £300

Antoninus Pius (138-161), Sestertius, Rome, 143-4, laureate bust right, rev. imperator ii, Britannia seated left on rock, holding standard and spear and leaning on shield, s c in field, britannia in exergue, 25.62g (RIC 745; C 119; Sear 4154; S 643A). Old institution number ‘5817’ inked in front of portrait, otherwise about fine, very rare £200-300


Provenance: University of Wisconsin Collection, Superior Auction 22 (Los Angeles), 3-5 October 1977, lot 1315