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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 2027. Estimate $40000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $37500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ELAGABALUS. 218-222 AD. AV Aureus (7.02 gm). Struck 218-219 AD. Antioch mint. IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, seen from behind / SANCT DEO SOLI, ELAGABAL in exergue, quadriga right bearing stone of Emesa upon which is an eagle; four parasols around. Cf. RIC IV 196A var. (diff. obverse legend, cuirassed only); BMCRE 273 note var. (same); Cohen -. Choice EF. One of two known. [See color plate 10] ($40,000)

This coin shares the same obverse die as an example of RIC 193 (see Sotheby's, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Sale Part I, lot 162 = Montagu, lot 550).