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Unpublished Medallic Geta

Triton XXII, Lot: 501. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LYDIA, Bagis. Geta. AD 209-211. Æ (39mm, 39.40 g, 6h). Diogenes Antiochos, principal archon for the second time. AVT KA ΠO CЄΠ ΓЄTAC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI ΔIOΓЄNOV ANTIOXOV APX A TO B, ΒAΓHNΩN in exergue, emperor, raising right hand in salutation and holding reins in left, driving galloping quadriga to right; above, Nike flying left, about to crown emperor; below, bound captive kneeling right, head left, about to be trampled by horses. Unpublished in the standard references. Near EF, attractive green patina. Well-centered on a medallic flan.