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80000270
Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 270. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009. 
Sold For $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BITHYNIA, Nikomedia. C. Papirius Carbo. Procurator, 62-59 BC. Æ 25mm (8.62 g, 12h). Dated year 224 (59 BC). Laureate head of Zeus right; ΝΙΚΟΜΗΔΕΩΝ behind / Roma seated left on pile of shields, holding Nike in right hand, spear in left; ΕΠΙ ΓΑΙΟ[Υ] to right, ΠΑΠΙΡΙΟΥ ΚΑΡΒΩΝ[ΟΣ] to outer left, monogram to inner left, ΔΚΣ (date) below shields, ΡΩΜΗ in exergue. Stumpf 120; RG 2; SNG von Aulock 736; SNG Copenhagen 545; BMC 1-3; McClean 7509; Weber 4912. EF, dark green, almost black patina.


Ex Triton VIII (11 January 2005), lot 360; David Freedman Collection (Triton V, 15 January 2002), lot 421; Numismatic Fine Arts V (23-24 February 1978), lot 313.