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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1758. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $240. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Tarsus. Trajan Decius. 249-251 AD. Æ 34mm (18.65 gm). AV KE G MEC ÐKOV (sic) ÐEKI TPAIAN[OC] EV EVCEB, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; P P across field / TAPCOV MHTP[OPOLEW]C, humped bull kneeling before garlanded altar; behind, upper part of male figure (Trajan Decius?) facing, holding a shield and lance; on the right, Perseus standing left, holding Gorgoneion, harpe and phile over altar; on left, Demeter standing right, pointing two torches towards a high column surmounted by a cultus-statuette of Apollo Lykeios holding two wolves. SNG Levante 1165; SNG France 1766; SNG von Aulock -. Fine, brown patina, corroded. ($300)

From the David Simpson Collection. Ex Spink's Numismatic Circular (February 1979), no. 1197.