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Triton XVI, Lot: 698. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $2200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Ephesus. Severus Alexander. AD 222-235. Æ (35mm, 19.35 g, 6h). • AVT • K M AVP • AΛ ЄΞANΔPOC • AVΓ •, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; star on shoulder / TЄTPAKIC NЄΩKOPΩN, EΦЄCIΩN in exergue, Tyche of Ephesus, standing right, presenting statue of Artemis (Diana) Ephesia, flanked by crescent and star, to Severus Alexander, veiled in toga and holding scepter, seated left on curule chair. SNG München -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC 314 var. (rev. legend); Burrell coin type 26a and pl. 22, 77 (same dies). Good VF, green patina, traces of smoothing in the obverse field . Impressive and extremely rare with TЄTPAKIC.