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81000822
Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 822. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2009. 
Sold For $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Decapolis. Dium. Geta. As Caesar, AD 198-209. Æ 23mm (8.47 g, 12h). Dated CY 271 (AD 208/9). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Cult statue of Zeus-Heliopolites (Ba’al Hadad) standing facing, holding eagle-tipped scepter and Nike; recumbent bull on either side of feet, AOC (date) in legend. Spijkerman 8; SNG ANS 1281-2 var. (same); Meshorer, City-Coins 244 (same obv. die). Good VF, black-green patina with earthen deposit. Rare date.