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Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 706. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $280. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Tarsus. Severus Alexander. 222-235 AD. Æ 36mm (19.86 gm). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Galley under full sail to left; cavorting dolphins below. SNG Levante 1090 (this coin). Fine, brown patina. ($200)

Commemorates a dwrea, or gift of grain made to Tarsos by the emperor during his visit in 231.