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Triton XV, Lot: 436. Estimate $100.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Magnetes. Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ Assarion (15mm, 2.02 g, 6h). ΜΑVPH l. up, ANTѠΝΙ r. down, laureate head of Caracalla r., border of dots / ΜΑΓΝΗ l. up, ΙΟΛΚΙΑ r. down, Artemis seated l. on throne with low back, holding pomegranate (or phiale) in extended r. Franke, Αρτεμις, p. 62-64. Near VF, brown patina, with lighter brown highlights on the high relief areas; a very rare coin. From the collection of Professor Thomas Ollive Mabbott.

Ex Hans Schulman, 6 June 1969 (Mabbott), 742, hammer $120.

A delightful portrait of young Caracalla and the most attractive small coin out of this very rare group of Assaria that have not appeared in the market since the Mabbott sale.