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Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 3140. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007. 
Sold For $1475. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Emesa. Uranius Antoninus. Usurper, AD 253-254. Æ 32mm (17.94 g, 12h). Dated SE 565 (AD 253/4). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Sacred stone of Emesa, decorated with eagle standing right, head left, with wings displayed, parasol on either side, all within wide intercolumnation of hexastyle temple set on two-tiered base; upturned crescent in pediment, architectural decoration along roof line; [date in exergue]. Baldus 43 (dies I/6); Delbrueck Series I, 2. Fine, black-green patina with earthen overtones, typical rough surfaces. Rare.

From the John A. Seeger Collection.