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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 420. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BITHYNIA, Nicaea. C. Papirius Carbo, Proconsul . 62-59 BC. Æ 23mm (7.06 gm). NIKAIEWN left, wreathed head of Dionysos right; date DKS (224) below, monogram before / EPI GAIOU right, PAPIRIOU KARBWNOS left, RWMH in exergue, Roma seated left on pile of shields, holding Nike in right hand, spear in left; M behind Roma. SNG Copenhagen 466; BMC Pontus pg. 152, 3; SNG von Aulock 532; Laffaille 424 var. (different date and monogram); Waddington Recueil, pg. 398, 6. EF, black patina, minor marks. ($750)

This and the following coins are dated by an era starting with the death of Lysimachos (year 1 = 282-281 BC), placing both coins in the last year of Carbo's proconsulship.