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CNG 88, Lot: 1034. Estimate $500.
Sold for $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Damascus. Philip I. AD 244-249. Lot of two Æ. Olympia Sebasmia Games issues. Both coins: Laureate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery on shoulder / Prize crown inscribed AΓIA IЄPA/CЄBACMIA in two lines and containing thyrsus(?); in exergue, head of ram right. Lot includes the following: (a) Æ 30mm (18.73 g, 12h) // (b) Æ 30mm (19.56 g, 12h). Cf. Klose & Stumpf 268; De Saulcy 15; SNG München 1020; Rosenberger 33. Coin (a) Good VF; Coin (b) Near VF, both coins black-green patina with earthen overtones.