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CNG 111, Lot: 496. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CRETE, Koinon of Crete. Gaius (Caligula), with Divus Augustus. AD 37-41. AR Drachm (17.5mm, 2.70 g, 12h). Uncertain mint, possibly Gortyna. Γ • KAIΣAP ΣEB • ΓERM • APX • MEΓ • ΔHM EKOY • YΠA, bareheaded bust of Caligula right, slight drapery, with scepter over shoulder / Radiate head of Divus Augustus left; seven stars around. Svoronos, Numismatique 4; RPC I 965. EF, lightly toned, a few scratches and some light smoothing. Rare, with two exceptional portraits.