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From the Brand and Weber Collections

Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 491. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 January 2008. 
Sold For $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CARIA, Aphrodisias. Tiberius. AD 14-37. Æ 19mm (4.38 g, 12h). Apollonius, magistrate. Struck AD 14-29. CE BACTOC, laureate head right / AFRODIEIEW N APOLLONIO C, YIOC up left field, cult statue of Aphrodite Aphrodisias standing facing with hands extended; eight-rayed star to left, crescent to right. RPC I 2843.29 = MacDonald, Coinage, Type 44d (O87/R144) = Weber 6401 (this coin); SNG München 128 (same obv. die); SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen 117 (Augustus; same dies). EF, blue-black patina.

From the J.S. Wagner Collection. Ex Virgil Brand Collection (Part 7, Sotheby’s, 25 October 1984), lot 372; Sir Hermann Weber Collection, 6401.