ISLANDS off SICILY, Kossura.
|Sale: CNG 79, Lot: 122. Estimate $200.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 17 September 2008.
Sold For $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
50-1 BC. Æ 21mm (7.84 g, 12h). Head of Isis left, wearing khat/klaft
and necklace; to left, crowning Nike flying right; to right, c/m: D (branch) D within incuse rectangle / COSSVRA across field within laurel wreath. RPC 676; CNS -; SNG Copenhagen 452 (North Africa); for c/m: Pangerl 15. Fine, black-brown patina.
From the J.S. Wagner Collection.
This countermark is usually found on Augustus & Agrippa issues of Nemausus, but was apparently applied to various coinages that circulated in Gallia Narbonensis (see Pangerl).