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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1712. Estimate $3750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BITHYNIA, Heracleia Pontica. Time of Gordian III. Circa 238-244 AD. Æ 36mm Medallion (27.35 gm). TON KTICTAN, bearded bust of Herakles right, lion's skin tied around neck, holding club over right shoulder / Herakles and the capture of Kerberos: HRAKL-EWTA-N (sic), PONTW in exergue, Herakles, nude, standing right, head turned back to left, holding club in left hand with lion's skin draped over left arm and pulling Kerberos by chain in right hand; before, statuette of Hera on cippus. SNG von Aulock -; Waddington, Recueil 70, pl. lvii, 11 (same dies); Voegtli 6k (same reverse die). Good VF, green patina, light smoothing in reverse field. Very rare. ($3750)

From the David Simpson Collection. Ex Hauck & Aufhäuser Auktion 15 (21-22 March 2000), lot 100.