Saturday, 11 July 2020

Ancients doing well in uncertain economic times

Heritage is offering rarities and prices aren't going down as interest surges. Featured is a Titus as Augustus (AD 79-81). AE proto-contorniate sestertius. NGC VF 5/5 - 1/5, double holed and plugged. Rome, AD 80-81. Extremely rare and one of the most sought after architectural type of Roman coin.
Septimius Severus (AD 193-211). AV aureus. NGC Choice MS 5/5 - 5/5, Fine Style. Rome, AD 200-201. Julia Domna.
Aurelian (AD 270-275). AV binio or heavy aureus. NGC AU 5/5 - 3/5, brushed. Siscia. IMP C L DOM AVRE-LIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust of Aurelian right, seen from front / CONCORD-IA AVG, Concordia seated left, patera in right hand, double cornucopia in left. RIC V.I 164. Calicó 3982. Extremely rare - only example known.