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591750
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1750. Estimate $400. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $320. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Seleuceia ad Calycadnum. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Æ 31mm (13.32 gm). ANTWNIOC GOPÐIANOC CEBATOC (sic), radiate and draped bust right; c/m: Е within circular stamp / CELEVK-EN (sic) TW PPOC, KALV/KA, Athena advancing right, holding her aegis with her extended left arm and preparing to hurl a thunderbolt at a serpent-legged giant who is kneeling and throwing stones at her. SNG Levante 764 (same dies); cf. SNG France 999ff (shield instead of aegis); SNG von Aulock 5842 var. (shield instead of aegis; same obverse die); Cornell 115 (this coin); c/m: Howgego 670. Good VF, dark brown patina with touches of brown. ($400)

From the David Simpson Collection. Ex Münzen und Medaillen Liste 508 (March 1988), no. 22.