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2450281

Extremely Rare Issue from an Otherwise Unknown City

245, Lot: 281. Estimate $150.
Sold for $320. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA or PHOENICIA(?), Sistripia. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Æ (21mm, 7.08 g, 12h). Bare head of Augustus right / Nike advancing right, holding palm and wreath. RPC I 4087 (same dies as illustrated specimens [Syria or Phoenicia]); SNG Leypold 2841 (same dies [Southern Asia Minor]). VF, green patina. Extremely rare. From a city unknown aside from this issue.


From the J.S. Wagner Collection.