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Lot # 323 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$300 / Price Realized: US$375
Trajan Decius. Sestertius
Trajan Decius. 249-251 AD. Sestertius, 19.39g. (11h). Rome, 249 AD. Obv: IMP CAES C MESS Q DECIO TRAI AVG Bust laureate, draped, cuirassed right. Rx: VIRTVS AVG around, S C in exergue, Virtus seated left on cuirass, holding branch and spear. RIC 109a (R). Cohen 127 (C ). RIC and Cohen call the bust draped only, rather than draped and cuirassed. Rare early obverse legend, this sestertius mistakenly called common by Cohen. VF.

Ex Sternberg XXVIII, 30 October 1995, lot 266, via Freeman & Sear; ex Vinchon Sale, 15 November 1965, lot 255, via Spink.
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