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76001118

Impressive Civic Issue of Fine Style

Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 1118. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007. 
Sold For $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Decapolis. Gadara. Lucius Verus. AD 161-169. Æ 30mm (13.75 g, 12h). Dated CY 225 (AD 161/2). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Zeus seated left, holding [Nike?] and scepter, within tetrastyle temple façade; date in pediment. Spijkerman 52; SNG ANS -. Good VF, black-green patina with dusty beige overtones. An impressive civic issue of fine style.