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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1561. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

URANIUS ANTONINUS. Usurper, 253-254 AD. Æ 30mm (29.34 g, 12h). Emesa mint. Dated SE 565 (253/4 AD). AVTOK COVLP ANTwNINOC CE, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / EMICWN KOLWN, EXF (date) in exergue, sacred stone of Emesa, decorated with eagle standing right, head left, with wings displayed, parasol on either side, all within wide intercolumnation of hexastyle temple set on two-tiered base; upturned crescent in pediment, architectural decoration along roofline. Baldus 43 (OI/R6; same obv. die); R. Delbrueck, "Uranius of Emesa," NC 1948, Series I, 2; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC 24. VF, green find patina with rusty orange overtones, a well-cntered strike on a typically thick flan. ($2000)

From the Douglas O. Rosenberg Collection. Ex Auctiones 17 (7-8 June 1988), lot 382.