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Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 1167. Estimate $5000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2006. 
Sold For $6150. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LYDIA, Germe. Septimius Severus, with Caracalla. AD 198-211. Æ Medallion (45mm, 78.23 g, 6h). Glycon, second strategus. Struck AD 202-205. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus right, seen from behind, and laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla left, seen from behind, vis-à-vis / Herakles seated left on lion’s skin draped over rock, holding club set on ground and cantharus; to left, Apollo, standing right, holding plectrum and lyre, and Artemis drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow; to right, Tyche standing left, crowning Herakles and holding cornucopiae; GLUKONOC B in legend. Ehling 160 (V1/R1); Classical Numismatic Group 42 (29-30 May 1997), lot 992 (realized $6900); Giessener Münzhandlung 64 (11 October 1993), lot 547; Fontana Collection (Finarte, 26 November 1996), lot 1020 = Auctiones 8 (27 June 1978), lot 435; cf. BMC Lydia pg. 85, 27 (this magistrate for Geta as Caesar). Good VF, even green-black patina). Extremely rare, one of five known (the fourth in the BN).

Ex Garth R. Drewry Collection (Triton VIII, 11-12 January 2005), lot 765.