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64181
64, Lot: 181. Estimate $100.
Sold for $64. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Seleukis and Pieria. Damascus(?) Circa 1st Century BC to 1st Century AD. Æ 19mm (5.62 gm). Diademed head of king right / Turreted and diademed head of Tyche right; N behind, all within wreath. Lindgren III 1633, but cf. Lindgren I A2138A. Nice VF, dark green patina, light earthen encrustation.

From the David Freedman Collection.

Attribution to Damascus is conjectural (see Lindgren). Although Lindgren refers to the obverse as portraying Zeus wearing a taenia, it is more likely this is a depiction of some eastern king wearing a royal diadem.