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4540243
454, Lot: 243. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1760. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of BOSPORUS. Sauromates II, with Septimius Severus and Caracalla. Circa AD 174/5-210/1. EL Stater (18.5mm, 7.79 g, 11h). Dated year 495 of the Bosporan Era (AD 198/9). Diademed and draped bust of Sauromates right / Laureate head of Severus right vis-à-vis laureate head of Caracalla left; pellet between; Є(koppa)Y (date) below. Frolova p. 176, dies A/c; Anokhin 1820; MacDonald 506/7. In NGC encapsulation 4285580-002, graded AU, Strike: 5/5, Surface: 3/5, light scratches.


Ex Marc Melcher Collection (Triton VI, 14 January 2003), lot 558; Triton III (1 December 1999), lot 750.