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Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 1149. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2006. 
Sold For $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BITHYNIA, Nicaea. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ 29mm (12.73 g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / TON/KTICTHN in two lines across fields, NIKAIEIC in exergue, Statue of Dionysus seated left, resting hand on panther standing to left behind him and holding thyrsus, set on car drawn by two elephants. RG 80; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock 7017. VF, black patina, minor roughness. Rare.

Ex Malter 81 (29 September 2002), lot 417 (expertly conserved since).