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191, Lot: 119. Estimate $100.
Sold for $225. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Heliopolis. Valerian I. AD 253-260. Æ 23mm (14.25 g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Legend in five lines, circular legend around; below, prize urn with palms. SNG Copenhagen 438 var. (rev. legend arrangement); BMC 27-8 var. (same). Near VF, dusty black patina. Edge rounded in antiquity to produce a proto-contorniate.

From the J. S. Wagner Collection.