AEOLIS, Elaea. Commodus.
|Triton XX, Lot: 454. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $13000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
AD 177-192. Æ Medallion (42mm, 42.75 g, 6h). L. Castrichinus, strategus
for the second time. Struck circa AD 188. AV KAI ΛV AIΛ AVP KOMMOΔOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / CTPA Λ KA[C] TPICX ЄINOV/ ЄΛAITΩN/[T]O B, Athena, holding serpent-entwined olive tree, seated right, facing Zeus, holding patera and scepter, seated left. SNG von Aulock 1613; cf. Mionnet Supp. VI 210. Near EF, wonderful green patina with earthen overtones, slight shift strike on reverse. Extremely rare and superior to the von Aulock specimen.
Ex Triton XVI (7 January 2013), lot 696.