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Classical Numismatic Group > Electronic Auction 468Auction date: 20 May 2020
Lot number: 198

Lot description:

PHOENICIA, Tyre. Elagabalus. AD 218-222. Æ (27mm, 10.80 g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Dido standing left on deck of galley sailing right, holding short scepter in extended right hand, cornucopia in left; at stern, helmsman bending over rudder to left; sailor to right, stern decorated with a shield and aphlaston, two murex shells in exergue. Rouvier 2377; BMC 410; AUB 246; Lindgren II 2379. Dark green patina with reddish earthen highlights/deposits, light roughness, a few light scratches beneath patina. Near VF. Rare.

Estimate: 200 USD