Carausius Posted May 24, 2022 · Member Share Posted May 24, 2022 (edited) Ok, I'm here. Let's get this party started! I'll start with a rarity I overpaid for at CNG recently. I had discovered some undisclosed information about the coin before the auction which fueled my excessive bidding. It is Sear plate coin and has a 1909 provenance! Rome, The Imperators. Manius Cordius Rufus. 46 BCE AR Sestertius (0.73g; 11mm; 6h). Rome mint, 46 BCE. Obverse: MN CORD; Diademed head of Venus, facing right. Reverse: RVFI; Cupid advancing to right, holding wreath and palm. References: Crawford 463/5b; Sear, HCRI 67 (this coin illustrated); Sydenham 980a (R5); BMCRR 4045-48; Cordia 7; RBW 1609 (this coin illustrated). Provenance: Ex J. de Wilde Collection [CNG 120 (12 May 2022) Lot 727]; RBW Collection [NAC 63 (17 May 2012), Lot 384]; Numismatic Fine Arts XXIV (18 Oct 1990) Lot 1348; Consul E.F. Weber Collection [Hirsch XXIV (10 May 1909) Lot 322]. Edited May 24, 2022 by Carausius 19 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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