E-Auction 47 Aftersale Lot 70

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E-Auction 47 Aftersale Lot 70

MOESIA INFERIOR. Nicopolis ad Istrum. Julia Domna. Augusta, A.D. 193-217. Æ. 10.55 gm. 25 mm. Struck under the consular legate, Aurelius Gallus, A.D. 201-203. Her draped bust right; IOYΛΙΑ ΔΟ-ΜΝΑ [CΕBA] / Dionysos standing facing, head left, holding grape bunch and long thyrsos; panther at his feet to left, head raised toward grapes; YΠA ΑΥΡ ΓΑΛΛΟΥ ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΤ ΠΡΟC ΙCΤΡΟ. H&J Varbanov 2897. Extremely Fine; surface roughness and brown patina on much of obverse, unmarred area on obverse and most of reverse are choice with hard dark green patina. An interesting example of how levels of preservation can vary even within a single coin.

Ex Acropolis-Burbulis (16 October 1999).


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