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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
591701
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1701. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $2400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THRACE, Perinthus. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Æ 42mm Medallion (35.85 gm). AVT K M ANT GOPÐIANOC AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right / Herakles and the Cretan bull: PERIN-QEWN DIC NE-WKOP-WN, Herakles standing right, nude, with both hands grasping the head of the Cretan bull, running right, and jerking it back. SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Tübingen -; BMC Thrace, etc. -; McClean -; Weber -; Lindgren II -; Lindgren III -; Mionnet -; Voegtli -. Near VF, tan patina. Very rare. ($1500)

From the David Simpson Collection. Ex Italo Vecchi Auction 12 (5 June 1998), lot 1069.