Roman gold Aureus, $203,150, Heritage
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A gold Aureus coin of the Roman Emperor Macrinus, dated to 218 AD, sold for $203,150 at Part 2 of the sale of the Shoshana Collection of Judaean Coins held September 5 by Heritage Auctions (based in Dallas, TX), in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo. Also, a superb year 4 silver shekel from the Jewish War (66-70 AD) climbed to $66,725; a bronze prutah from Mattatayah Antigonus (40-37 BC) fetched $56,762; and a silver sela from the 132-135 AD Bar Kokhba revolt made $56,762. Prices include a 19.5 percent buyer’s premium.