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130, Lot: 264. Estimate $200.
Sold for $120. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BITHYNIA, Nikomedia. C. Papirius Carbo, Proconsul. 62-59 BC. Æ 24mm (7.00 g). Dated year 224 (60/59 BC). Laureate head of Zeus right / Roma seated left on pile of shields, holding Nike in right hand, spear in left; monogram at knee, date DKS below shields. Waddington Recueil, p. 514, 1; BMC p. 179, 1; SNG von Aulock 736. VF, dark brown patina.

From the Tony Hardy Collection.

These coins are dated by an era starting with the death of Lysimachos (year 1 = 282-281 BC), placing this coin in the last year of Carbo's proconsulship.