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Classical Numismatic Group > Electronic Auction 507Auction date: 5 January 2022
Lot number: 224

Lot description:

IONIA, League of the Thirteen Cities. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Medallion (41mm, 51.93 g, 12h). Gillespie Type III, Variety 1. Marcus Claudius Fronton, asiarch and high priest of the Thirteen Cities. Struck circa AD 140-144. Laureate and draped bust left / Demeter, holding torch in each hand and with drapery billowing above head, standing right in biga drawn by two winged serpents. Gillespie 17-20 (same obv. die); RPC IV.2 Online 949; BMC 2. Brown and green surfaces, some roughness. VF. Very rare.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 445 (5 June 2019), lot 273 (hammer $3500).

Estimate: 2000 USD