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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1699. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THRACE, Perinthus. In alliance with Philadelphia in Lydia. Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD. Æ 41mm Medallion (43.63 gm). AV K L CEPTI CEVEPOC PE, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Herakles and the apples of the Hesperides: FILADELFEIA PERIN[QIWN], NEWKORWN in exergue, Herakles standing left, head right, holding lion's skin draped over left arm, holding apples in left hand and resting club on ground with right; behind, tree around the trunk of which, the coiled body of the serpent Ladon dead, and a Hesperide. Schönert, Perinthos 526, 2; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Fitzwilliam -; BMC Thrace, etc. -; Imhoof-Blumer -; Mionnet -; Voegtli 7i, 13m (same reverse die); Cornell 94 (this coin); see Mabbot Collection (Shulman, 6-11 June 1969), lot 492 and Lanz Auktion 58 (21 November 1991), lot 685 for two specimens struck from the same dies. Good Fine, dark brown patina, some corrosion. Extremely rare. ($750)

From the David Simpson Collection. Ex Brand Collection, pt. 7 (Sotheby's, 25 October 1984), lot 343; Egger Auktion XLV (12 November 1913), lot 456.