AR half-Ecu (10 sols), 20 mm, 2.21 g, 6h, Lyon mint 1661-D
O: LVD XIIII DG--FR ET NAV REX, laur., draped bust right.
R: SIT NOMEN DOMINI--BENEDICTVM 1661 D, coat of arms crowned
AE Sestertius, 29mm, 22.09 grams, Roma CE 244-245
Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Laureate, draped and
cuirassed bust of Philip right.
Reverse: PAX AETERNA S C, Pax standing left holding olive
branch and scepter.
Ex "Summer Haven Collection of Sestertii"
Ex: CNG 462 Lot 477 (26-02-2020)
Ex: Dorney Auction 10 (08 July 2020)
Ex: Dorney Auction 11 (30 Nov 2020)
Ex: Ken Dorney
"Far too little attention has hitherto been bestowed upon the provenance of ancient coins. The intervention of the coin dealer between the finder and the purchaser is often quite sufficient to obscure or obliterate entirely all evidence of provenance. Coin collectors have also been too often oblivious of the scientific importance of placing on record the sources of their acquisitions."