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    Fantastic War Galley

    Lucius Verus (AD 161-169). Orichalcum sestertius (34mm, 19.65 gm, 12h).  Rome, AD 162-163. IMP CAES L AVREL VERVS AVG, laureate head of Verus right / FELIC AV GTR P III, war galley under oar left over waves: vexillum on prow, six soldiers on deck and the emperor as gubernator (steersman) beneath curved shelter under apluster at stern, holding rudder and pointing foreword; behind, two legionary eagles; in the fields, S - C; in exergue, COS II. RIC (M. Aurelius) 1325. BMCRE (M. Aurelius) 1050. Cohen 69. Rare. Struck on a broad flan. Dark olive patina with a few touches of red. Choice Very Fine / Nearly Extremely Fine.

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    January, 2013
    6th-7th Sunday-Monday
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