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Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 848. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2007. 
Sold For $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Heliopolis. Philip I. AD 244-249. Æ 29mm (14.81 g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Temple precinct, containing temple, altar, and urn, with approaching stairway left on rocky and wooded outcropping; all viewed from aerial perspective; caduceus in left field. SNG München 1036 var. (urn, not caduceus, in left field); SNG Copenhagen 435; Price & Trell 703. VF, green patina. Rare.

From the Alexandre de Barros Collection. Ex Garth R. Drewry Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 69, 8 June 2005), lot 1219; Classical Numismatic Group XXII (2 September 1992), lot 686.