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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 757. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MYSIA, Cyzicus. Commodus. 180-192 AD. Æ Medallion (42mm, 36.29 gm, 7h). AVT KAI L AI AV KO[MMODOC AN]T CEB [EVC EV]T ROMAIOC HRAKLHC, heroic half-length bust right, wearing laurel wreath and lion's skin tied around neck, club over shoulder / KVZIKHNWN NEO (around), KOPWN (in exergue), nude youth standing right, holding spear in left hand, guiding horse with right. Cf. SNG France 759 corr. = Mionnet II pg. 544, 208 (bust left; same reverse die); cf. BMC Mysia pg. 51, 238 (same; same reverse die); SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; cf. SNG Hunterian 1213 (same obverse die, different reverse type). Good VF, patchy dark green patina, lightly smoothed. ($1000)

From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Marcel Burstein Collection (Peus 366, 25 October 2000), lot 587.