Heritage World Coin Auctions > Showcase Auction 61297Auction date: 23 October 2022
Lot number: 98257

Price realized: 130 USD   (Approx. 132 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


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Commodus, as Augustus (AD 177-192). AE sestertius (30mm, 23.90 gm, 6h). NGC Choice VF 4/5 - 3/5, light smoothing. Rome, AD 186. M COMMODVS ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT, laureate head of Commodus right / P M TR P XI IMP VII-COS V P P, Commodus seated left on curule chair, globe raised in right hand, Victory flying left behind him, crowning the emperor. RIC III 463.

From the Historical Scholar Collection

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Heritage World Coin Auctions > Showcase Auction 61297Auction date: 23 October 2022
Lot number: 98215

Price realized: 310 USD   (Approx. 315 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Ancients
Nero, as Augustus (AD 54-68). AE as (28mm, 10.20 gm, 6h). NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 3/5, light smoothing. Lugdunum, AD 66. IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P P, bare head of Nero left, globe at point of truncation / Victory flying left, shield inscribed SPQR in right hand; S-C across fields. RIC I 544.

From the Historical Scholar Collection. Ex Frank Sternberg AG, Auction 35 (29 October 2000), lot 469

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Heritage World Coin Auctions > Dallas Signature Sale 3102Auction date: 2 November 2022
Lot number: 32263

Price realized: 260 USD   (Approx. 263 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Ancients
Domitian, as Augustus (AD 81-96). AE as (28mm, 9.38 gm, 6h). NGC Choice VF 5/5 - 3/5. Rome, AD 87. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM-COS XIII CENS PER P P, laureate bust of Domitian right, aegis on far shoulder / FORTVNAE-AVGVSTI, Fortuna standing facing, head left, rudder in right hand, cornucopia cradled in left; S-C across fields. RIC II.1, 545.

Ex Numismatic Fine Arts, private sale with old dealer's tag

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Heritage World Coin Auctions > NYINC Signature Sale 3106Auction date: 17 January 2023
Lot number: 33295

Price realized: 2,200 USD   (Approx. 2,037 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


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Antoninus Pius, as Augustus (AD 138-161). AV aureus (18mm, 6.00 gm, 6h). NGC Choice VF 4/5 - 2/5, edge filing. Rome, AD 145-161. ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head of Antoninus Pius left / Roma enthroned left, palladium in outstretched right hand, spear in left; shield set on ground at side. Calicó 1457. RIC III 159. A gentle, yellow flan with remarkably bright surfaces for the grade.

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Heritage World Coin Auctions > NYINC Signature Sale 3105Auction date: 9 January 2023
Lot number: 32101

Price realized: 11,000 USD   (Approx. 10,242 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Ancients
Commodus, as Augustus (AD 177-192). AV aureus (20mm, 6.87 gm, 6h). NGC AU 5/5 - 3/5, edge filing. Rome, AD 192. L AEL•AVREL CO-MM AVG P FEL, laureate, draped bust of Commodus right, seen from behind / P M TR P XV-II IMP V-III COS VII P P, Victory advancing left, wreath in outstretched right hand, palm in left. Calicó 2309. RIC III 237a. Solidly struck and well-centered. Handsome final year portrait.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group, Auction 99 (13 May 2015), lot 664

This scarce type seems to a record a military victory and an acclamation of Commodus as Imperator for the eighth time in the year AD 192. Yet the Roman frontiers were mainly peaceful during Commodus' erratic, decadent reign, and he certainly never took the field himself in command of the legions. Rebellions were put down in Britain and Africa in the AD 180s, and the Antonine Wall, about 70 miles north of Hadrian's Wall, may have been briefly reocuppied during the reign, but there were no attempts to expand the Roman frontiers during Commodus' sole rule-- indeed, the German conquests of his father Marcus Aurelius were summarily abandoned. Commodus' various acclamations as Imperator (victorious general) were all gained at the behest of his capable generals, who included the future emperors Pertinax and Didius Julianus, or marked the suppression of some perceived revolt or conspiracy.

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Estimate: 10000-12000 USD

Match 5:
Heritage World Coin Auctions > NYINC Signature Sale 3105Auction date: 9 January 2023
Lot number: 32099

Price realized: 32,000 USD   (Approx. 29,795 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Ancients
Commodus, as Augustus (AD 177-192). AV aureus (21mm, 7.32 gm, 11h). NGC Choice MS 5/5 - 5/5. Rome, spring AD 179. L•AVREL•COM-MODVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Commodus right, seen from behind / TR P IIII-IMP III COS II P•P, Mars advancing right, transverse spear in right hand, trophy in left over shoulder. Calicó 2339. RIC III (Marcus Aurelius) 659. Lovely, beardless portrait on bright flan with cartwheel luster and a hint of orange toning.

Ex Heritage Auctions, Auction 3081 NYINC (13 January 2020), lot 32069; Áureo & Calicó (28 May 2013), lot 65

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Estimate: 30000-35000 USD