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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1754. Estimate $400. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $320. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Tarsus. Caracalla. 211-217 AD. Æ 32mm (18.03 gm). AVT KAI M AVP CEVHPOC ANTWNEINOC CEB *, laureate head left; P P across field / Herakles and the Lernaean hydra: Uncertain legend around, TARCOV in exergue, Herakles standing left, nude, holding lion's skin on left arm and raising club far over his right shoulder, about to beat to death the Hydra. SNG Levante -; SNG Levante Suppl. -; SNG France -; SNG von Aulock -; R. Bräuer, "Die Heraklestaten auf antiken Münzen," ZfN 28 (1910), pl. 2, 12; Voegtli 2q (same reverse die); Cornell 116 (this coin). Fine, green patina, chalky surfaces. ($400)

From the David Simpson Collection.