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Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 1172. Estimate $400. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2006. 
Sold For $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CARIA, Stratonicaea. Caracalla and Geta. AD 209-212. Æ 37mm (23.08 g, 12h). Leon, son of Alcaeus, prytanis. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right, seen from behind, and [laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Geta left, seen from behind], vis-à-vis; c/m: QEOV within incuse rectangle / Zeus Panamarus right on horseback, holding sceptre; lighted altar to right; LEONTOC in legend. For coin: Cf. SNG Tübingen 3486 (for reverse); SNG Copenhagen 510 var. (magistrate); SNG von Aulock 2685; for c/m: Howgego 536. VF, black patina with orange overtones.

The portrait of Geta has been removed in the required damnatio memoriae following his murder in AD 212.