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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1417. Estimate CHF500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF3200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Thessalian League. Septimius Severus. 193-211. Diassarion or Dupondius (Bronze, 22mm, 5.49 g 8), with a portrait of Geta Caesar, circa 198-209. ΑΥ ΛΟ CϵΠΤ - CϵΒΗΡΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to right. Rev. ΛΟΥ CϵΥ ΓϵΤΑΝ ΘϵCCΑΛΟΙ B (=Diassarion) Bare-headed and draped bust of Geta Caesar to right. Burrer MA-G 13(this coin). Unique. Unpublished save for Burrer’s listing). Dark brownish-red patina, about extremely fine.

A note from BCD: I consider this dynastic issue of Septimius Severus with his son Geta to be one of the highlights of the Thessalian Roman Provincial coins in my collection. Its astounding rarity, together with its quality and the very attractive portraits, make it a very desirable coin indeed.