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Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 1121. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007. 
Sold For $150. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Decapolis. Nysa-Scythopolis. Elagabalus. AD 218-222. Æ 20mm (12.40 g, 12h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Dionysus advancing right, holding reverted thyrsus and smaller figure with upraised hands by hair; at feet of Dionysus, panther to left. Barkay 72a; Spijkerman 45; Rosenberger 44. VF, black-green patina with dusty earthen overtones. Very rare.

From the J.S. Wagner Collection.