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Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 1244. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2006. 
Sold For $520. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Emisa. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ 23mm (10.65 g, 12h). Laureate head right / EMIC-HNwN, eagle standing right on Sacred Stone of Emisa, head left, holding wreath in beak; E to right. BMC 6-7 var. (rev. legend breaks); SNG Copenhagen 309 var. (G to right). VF, black-green patina with dusty light-green and orange overtones.

The types of Antoninus Pius are the only known pre-Severan imperial issues from Emisa.