E-Auction 37 Aftersale Lot 72

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E-Auction 37 Aftersale Lot 72

PHRYGIA. Laodicea ad Lycum. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Temp. Antoninus Pius, A.D. 138-161. Æ assarion. 5.17 gm. 21 mm. Po. Ailios Dionysios Sabinianos, magistrate. Struck circa A.D. 139-147. Draped bust of youthful Dionysos facing right, wearing ivy wreath; ΛΑΟΔΙΚEΩΝ / Ivy wreathed mask of Silenus looking up and to right, set upon cista mystica entwined by serpent; pair of cymbals hanging over pedum to left; ΑΙΛ ΔΙΟΝYCΙΟC. RPC IV Online 2114. BMC 96. SNG Copenhagen 532. Good Very Fine; hard glossy very dark green (almost black) patina; broad flan; lovely style; reverse double struck. Fascinating and attractive.


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