SYRIA, Roman Province. Antioch. C. Cassius.
|Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1046. Estimate $1000.
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006.
Sold For $3100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Proconsul, 53/2 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.27 g, 12h). Imitating Philip I Philadelphos. Diademed head right / BASILEW[S] FILIPPOU EPIFANOU[S] [F]ILADEL[FOU]
, Zeus Nikephoros seated left; monogram (of Cassius) to inner left; all within wreath. RPC I 4126; Bellinger, "Crassus and Cassius at Antioch," NC
1944, 56 (same obv. die). EF, light cleaning marks. Very rare, RPC records nine examples; this is the first CNG has offered. ($1000)