THRACE, Philippopolis. Elagabalus.
|CNG 88, Lot: 778. Estimate $500.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
AD 218-222. Æ Medallion (36mm, 25.84 g, 6h). Pythian Games issue. Struck AD 219. AVT K M AVPHΛ ANTΩNEINOC CEB, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / KENΔPEICEIA EN ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛI, NEΩKO/PΩ in two lines in exergue, prize crown, inscribed ΠYΘIA and surmounted by balloting balls, set on table in perspective right; below, palm frond and urn. Klose & Stumpf -; Mouchmov, Philippopolis
-; cf. Varbanov 1655 (for obv.; same die as illustration); otherwise unpublished. Good VF, rough brown and green surfaces, hairline flan crack. Unique variety.
From Group CEM.