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Savoca Numismatik GmbH & Co. KG > Online Auction 34 | SilverAuction date: 16 June 2019
Lot number: 254

Lot description:

Lycia. Patara. Gordian III AD 238-244.
Bronze Æ

29 mm., 16,48 g.

AYT KAI M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΠΑΤ[Α]ΡωΝ (sic), Apollo standing left, holding bow in left hand and laurel branch in extended right hand, raven standing on omphalos to left, tripod-lebes, with snake feeding from it to right.

very fine

BMC Lycia p.77, 14-15 var. (obverse legend); SNG von Aulock 4385.

This interesting coinage has the peculiarity of having the ethnic ΠΑΤΑΡΩΝ instead of ΠΑΤΑΡΕΩΝ, and it is not sure if it is an engraver's error or a possible ethnic variation.

Starting Price: 75 EUR