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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 782. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Isaura. Caracalla. 198-217 AD. Æ 27mm (8.73 gm, 6h). AV K M AV ANTWNINO C, young laureate and cuirassed bust right, cuirass decorated with aegis / MHT PO PO LEWC, ICAVPWN in exergue, tetrastyle temple, bust (of Severus?) left on column under arched pediment. SNG Levante 263 var. (bust on column to right); SNG France 497 var. (same); BMC Lycaonia pg. 13, 1; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Hunterian 2290 (same). EF, superb, glossy olive green patina with earthen highlights. Exceptional condition, and apparently the only known example with the temple bust left variant. ($750)

From the Ronald Cohen Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 49 (27 March 1999), lot 970.