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Classical Numismatic Group > Electronic Auction 153Auction date: 29 November 2006
Lot number: 159

Lot description:
Roman Provincial

IONIA, Ephesus. Trajan. AD 98-117. Æ 19mm (2.69 g). AVTOKPA[...] TPAIANOC KECAP, laureate head right / ΕΦΕ [ΑΝΔ]ΡΟΚΛΟC KOPHCOC, Koresos and Androkles clasping hands. SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; BMC -. VF, green patina. Unpublished in the major references.

Androkles of Athens, the mythic founder of Ephesos, is shown being greeted by Koresos, personification of the mountain near which the city was built.

Estimate: $100