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Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1440. Estimate $150. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $220. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Elagabalus. AD 218-222. Æ 8 Assaria (19.49 g, 1h). Laureate head right / Tyche seated left on rock outcropping, holding palm branch in extended right hand, resting on raised leg with foot set on river-god Orontes below, swimming to right; above, ram leaping left. McAlee 802(b)/2 (this coin); cf. Butcher 479. VF, brown surfaces.

From the Richard McAlee Collection.