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Sale: CNG 60, Lot: 1829. Estimate $4000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2002. 
Sold For $5250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHILIP II, as Caesar. 244-247 AD. AR Denarius (3.08 gm). Bare headed and draped bust right, seen from behind / Philip standing right, holding transverse spear and globe. RIC IV 216b; RSC 53. Toned, good VF. Extremely rare. ($4000)

There was a comparable example of this extremely rare coin in the recent sale of the Leo Benz collection; see Numismatik Lanz Auktion 100 (20 November 2000), lot 282 [realized DM 13,000].