Featured in the January 8, New York Sale XXII they staged with Dmitry Markov and M&M Numismatics Ltd, the gold aureus pictured here depicting Carinus and Numerian from the Mint of Lugdunum was struck in 284AD.
It was struck when Carinus and his brother were co-emperors following the death of their father Carus. Carinus took the western half of the empire while Numerian was in the East. However, their joint rule was short-lived, as Numerian was murdered by his soldiers who preferred to install Diocletian as emperor.
Estimated at $30,000, the hammer fell at $130,000.
There will be more on this sale and the other NY Inc auctions in a future issue.