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The Two Founders of Aegeae

414, Lot: 367. Estimate $200.
Sold for $240. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Aegeae. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Æ (28mm, 13.77 g, 12h). Dated CY 87 (AD 40/1). Diademed and draped bust of male figure (Alexander III of Macedon?) right / Bare head of male figure (Julius Caesar?) right. SNG BN –; cf. SNG Levante 1691-2; RPC I 4036. Fine, green-brown patina, some encrustation. Extremely rare, only 3 specimens cited in RPC.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 350 (6 May 2015), lot 370.

Although neither portrait is explicitly identified, they likely represent Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, the two “founders” of Aegeae.