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Classical Numismatic Group > Electronic Auction 146Auction date: 23 August 2006
Lot number: 180

Lot description:

SYRIA, Coele-Syria, Heliopolis. Philip I. AD 244-249. Æ 28mm (18.56 g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / COL IVL AVG FE I O M H HEL, Propylaeum (entrance) of the temple of Zeus-Heliopolites; a flight of steps with a pedestal at each end leads to a portico of twelve columns with a tower at each end, pediment over arched entrance containing a cypress tree. BMC Galatia pg. 292, 16 var.; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Munich 1035 var. Near VF, dark green patina, minor roughness.

From the Garth R. Drewry Collection; Ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 7 (22 February 2002), lot 774.

Estimate: $200