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10600608

Bridge Spanning the Maeandrus

CNG 106, Lot: 608. Estimate $500.
Sold for $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CARIA, Antiochia ad Maeandrum. Gallienus. AD 253-268. Æ (36mm, 14.97 g, 12h). Radiate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield / Bridge spanning the Maeandrus river, with gateway surmounted by stork on left; to right, river-god Maeandrus reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia, and male figure standing left, holding walking stick(?). SNG München 92 var. (obv. legend, no figure to right of Maeandrus); SNG von Aulock 2431 var. (rev. signed by magistrate); McClean 8450 var. (no figure to right of Maeandrus); SNG Copenhagen –; Künker 288, lot 819. VF, earthen green patina, irregular flan. Rare variant.