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Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1175. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $185. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THRACE, Philippopolis. Elagabalus. AD 218-222. Æ Assarion (3.85 g, 7h). Olympic Games issue. Struck circa AD 221(?). Laureate head right / Pentathlon event: τὸ ἀκόντιον - contestant standing slightly left, preparing to hurl javelin. Klose & Stumpf 87; Varbanov 1769; A. Milavic, “Coins of the Greek Pentathlon,” Celator (July 2006), fig. 9 (this coin). VF, black-green patina, light smoothing.

From the collection of Maj. Anthony F. Milavic, USMC (Ret.).