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130, Lot: 288. Estimate $100.
Sold for $200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Berytus. Septimius Severus and Caracalla. 193-211 AD. Æ 23mm (8.35 g). Confronted busts of Caracalla and Septimius, both laureate, draped and cuirassed / Asarte standing facing within tetrastyle temple, being crowned by Nike who stands on a short column. BMC 122; SNG Copenhagen -; AUB 86. VF, dark greenish-brown patina with some red encrustation.

From the Tony Hardy Collection.

This issue was struck in 208 AD to commemorate the decennalia of Caracalla's elevation to Augustus.