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Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 585. Estimate $2500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $2800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CORINTHIA, Corinth. Lucius Verus. 161-169 AD. Æ 27mm (10.97 gm). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Palaimon-Melikertes on dolphin left, all within wreath. SNG Copenhagen -; BMC Corinth -; Imhoof-Blumer, Numismatic Commentary on Pausanias, pl. B, XIV (same reverse die). Near EF, red and green patina. Very rare. ($2500)

Ex BCD Collection (Lanz 105, 26 November 2001), lot 752; Leu 18 (5 May 1977), lot 150; Richard Cyrill Lockett Collection (Glendining, 27 May 1959), lot 2112.

One of the finest preserved specimens of Corinthian provincial coinage, with superb bi-colored patina and an important pedigree.