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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1726. Estimate $800. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LYDIA, Blaundus. Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. Æ 31mm (18.20 gm). AV K M AV ANTWNEIN, laureate and cuirassed bust right / Herakles and the Nemean lion: BLAVN-DEWN MAK, EPI TI KL ALEXA/NDROV AP A/TO B in exergue, Herakles crouching right, with lion's skin over left arm, seizing by the mane a lion seated right with fore-paw raised, and planting left knee in lion's back, swinging his club with his raised right hand. SNG von Aulock 2929; BMC Lydia pg. 54, 81 (Caracalla), pl. 6, 2 (same reverse die); Voegtli 2c; Cornell 107 (this coin). Nice VF, dark brown patina with earthen highlights. ($800)

From the David Simpson Collection. Ex Frank Sternberg Auktion XXI (14 November 1988), lot 465; Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 41 (18 June 1970), lot 414.