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78001380

Apparently Unpublished

Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1380. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $560. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Tarsus. Julia Domna. Augusta, AD 193-217. BI Didrachm (?) (5.21 g, 1h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane, set on crescent / ΠΑΛΛΑС ΑΘΗ ΝΗ ΤΑΡСЄωΝ, Pallas Athena standing right, holding reverted spear and Nike; at feet to right, altar. Prieur -; SNG France -; cf. SNG Levante 1031 (for obv. type; same die); SNG von Aulock -. VF, porous. An apparently unique and unpublished reverse type for this city and this empress.