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 £550

Estimate: £500 - £700

Commodus (177-192), Sestertius, Rome, 184, laureate bust right, rev. p m tr p viiii imp vii cos iiii p p, Victory seated right on two shields, inscribing a third, s c in field, vict brit in exergue, 20.96g (RIC 440; C 945; cf. Sear 5826; S 648). Some old scratches in obverse field, otherwise very fine, attractive brown patina, rare £500-700


Provenance: C. Warne Collection, Sotheby Auction, 24 May 1889, lot 62; H. Symonds Collection, Glendining Auction, 26 May 1982, lot 53.

The Warne cataloguer noted: ‘This coin engraved in Mon. Hist. Brit, pl. III, n 7’