Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. > Buy or Bid Sale 221Auction date: 17 November 2022
Lot number: 433

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Lot description:


Marcus Aurelius. Sestertius; Marcus Aurelius; 161-180 AD, Rome, 178 AD, Sestertius, 23.31g. BM-1678, C-375, RIC-1230. Obv: M A[V]REL ANTONI - NVS AVG TR P XXXII Head laureate r. Rx: IMP VIIII - COS III P P S - C Aequitas standing l. holding scales and cornucopia.. EF

Estimate: 950 USD

Match 1:
Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. > Buy or Bid Sale 221Auction date: 17 November 2022
Lot number: 432

Price realized: To Be Posted
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Marcus Aurelius. Sestertius; Marcus Aurelius; 161-180 AD, Rome, 173 AD, Sestertius, 22.17g. BM-1441, C-535 var. (25 Fr.), RIC-1075 var. Obv: M ANTONINVS - AVG TR P XXVII Head laureate r. Rx: [R]ELIG AVG in exergue, [IMP VI] - COS III around, S - C across field, Mercury standing l. on pedestal, holding purse and caduceus, within four-columned temple with semicircular pediment formed like two laurel branches; the four columns have human busts at top, like terms; in pediment, a ram in center, between a cock on l. and a caduceus and pellet (tortoise or purse?) on r., and with an uncertain rectangular object (basket?) above. The type of Mercury in temple "refers to the Egyptian Hermes, god of the air, invoked by the magician Arnuphis at the battle of the \'Miracle of the Rain\' in the land of the Quadi" (BMC, pp. cxxv f.).Two isolated pits on obverse. F

Estimate: 725 USD

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Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. > Buy or Bid Sale 221Auction date: 17 November 2022
Lot number: 431

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Marcus Aurelius. Sestertius; Marcus Aurelius; 161-180 AD, Rome, 172 AD, Sestertius, 26.14g. BMC-1413 note, RIC-1024, bust var. of C-215 (10 Fr.). Obv: M ANTONINVS - AVG TR P XXVI Bust laureate, draped, cuirassed r. Rx: [GER]MANIA SVBACTA IMP VI CO[S III] S - C Trophy, at the base of which a mourning captive sits l. among captured arms.Rather unusual reverse. VF

Estimate: 600 USD

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Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. > Buy or Bid Sale 221Auction date: 17 November 2022
Lot number: 246

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Septimius Severus. Denarius; Septimius Severus; 193-211 AD, Rome, 195 AD, Denarius, 2.93g. BM-114, C-390, RIC-61. Obv: L SEPT SE[V PERT] - AVG IMP V Head laureate r. Rx: P M TR P III - COS II P P Minerva standing l. holding spear and shield. The reverse shows the Palladium, the archaic statue of Minerva purportedly rescued from Troy and brought to Italy by Aeneas.. EF

Estimate: 135 USD

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Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. > Buy or Bid Sale 221Auction date: 17 November 2022
Lot number: 254

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Caracalla. Denarius; Caracalla; 198-217 AD, Rome, 217 AD, Denarius, 2.44g. BM-188, C-382, RIC-290. Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Head laureate r. Rx: P M TR P XX - C - OS IIII P P Serapis, modius on head, standing r., head l., holding wreath with wheat ear (?) protruding and scepter. Scarce variant type of Caracalla\'s last year: 18 specimens in Reka Devnia hoard.. MS

Estimate: 175 USD

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Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. > Buy or Bid Sale 221Auction date: 17 November 2022
Lot number: 255

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Caracalla. Denarius; Caracalla; 198-217 AD, Rome, 217 AD, Denarius, 3.39g. BM-194, C-389, RIC-293d. Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Head laureate r. Rx: P M TR P XX - COS IIII P P Sol standing l. raising r. hand and holding whip in l. Scarce variant reverse type from short final year of reign; 15 specimens in Reka Devnia hoard.. MS

Estimate: 200 USD