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Lot # 530 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$500 / Price Realized: US$500
Commodus. Sestertius
Commodus. 177-192 AD. Sestertius, 30.32gg. (11h). Rome, 184 AD. Obv: M COMMODVS ANT - ON AVG PIVS BRIT Head laureate right. Rx: SALVS in exergue, [P] M - TR P VIIII - IMP VII COS IIII P P S - C Salus seated left on throne ornamented with figures of Spes and sphinx, holding a patera to a snake coiling up from a box at her feet, to left a tree and a column which supports a figure of Bacchus. Cohen 683 (30 Fr.). BMC p. 797. RIC 439 (R ). Unusually broad, heavy flan. VF.

Ex Berk 151, 1 November 2006, lot 518 (weight wrongly 30.94g).

This picturesque reverse type normally occurs with date TR P X not VIIII; BMC 1968 reprint p. 797 even contests the existence of sestertii of this type dated TR P VIIII. However, the reading on our coin is beyond question, and CoinArchives Pro contains two other specimens with this date, one from the same reverse die (Tkalec, 19 February 2001, lot 298), the other from different dies on both sides (Elsen 97, 2008, lot 405).
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