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    Suberb Gallienus Aureus

    Gallienus. 253-268 AD. Reduced Aureus, 2.05g (7h). Rome, Joint Reign, 253-60 AD. Obv: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG bust laureate, cuirassed right, seen from front. Rx: VIRT - V - S - AVGG Mars, helmeted and in military dress, advancing right, holding spear and trophy over shoulder. Calicó 3648 (this coin, citing Christie's, New York, 12 June 1993, lot 185). Göbl 84m, pl. 13 (only one specimen, this coin, illustrated from an uncertain old catalogue, lot 1469). Obverse legend variant of Cohen 1269 (100 Fr.) and RIC 102 (R2). Very rare, possibly unique, with this obverse legend. Unusually well struck for this denomination with complete legends and no weakness on either the obverse or reverse. Mint State.

    Ex Meister & Sonntag Sale, date not noted, lot 1196. Ex Christie's 1993 sale and an older uncertain sale, cited in the references above. Rollin & Feurardent - Ex Meister & Sonntag Sale, date not noted, lot 1196. Ex Christie's 1993 sale and unspecified older sale, as noted above. Ex Rollin & Feuardent, 20 April 1896, Montagu, lot 620.


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    April, 2011
    14th Thursday
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