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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 797. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Sidon. Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. Æ 27mm (11.53 gm, 12h). [IMP C M AVR] AN TONINVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / COL AVR PIA [METRO] SID, shrine of Astarte on two wheels; within, a round baetyl above two pyramidal supports between four columns; four palm branches on roof. BMC Phoenicia pg.186, 251; SNG Copenhagen 256 var. (frontal bust); AUB pg. 204, 261; L&K 2338. EF, brown patina, adjustment marks obscure some of the legends. ($200)

From the Garth R. Drewry Collection.