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ID:     62-2067
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Uranius Antoninus
Date Ruled:     AD 253-254
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Aureus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 253-254
Weight:     5.39 g
Obverse Legend:     L IVL AVR SVLP VRA ANTONINVS
Obverse Description:     Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, as seen from the back
Reverse Legend:     FORTVNA PEDVIX
Reverse Description:     Fortuna seated left on throne, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left; below throne, wheel
Mint:     Emesa
Primary Reference:     RIC 04 var
Reference2:     Calic√≥ 3388
Reference3:     Baldus, Uranius Antoninus 72 (this coin)
Photograph Credit:     Numismatica Ars Classica NAC AG
Source:     http://www.arsclassicacoins.com/
Special Comments:     Extremely rare and among the finest aurei of Uranius Antoninus in existence. A finely-detailed portrait struck in high relief on full flan. Virtually as struck and almost Fdc
Price Sold For:     140000 Swiss Franc
Date Sold:     10/06/2011
Grade:     aFDC
Notes:     (1) The reverse inscription PEDVIX is in variance from the expected REDVX. (2) NAC Auction 62, Lot 2067 (3) Ex Leu 91, 2004, 648 and NGSA 4, 2006, 227 sales.