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Triton XV, Lot: 1385. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Ephesus. Nero, with Poppaea. AD 54-68. Æ (22mm, 8.79 g, 12h). Marcus Acilius Aviola, proconsul. Aechmocles, magistrate. Struck AD 65. NEPΩN above, Π[OΠΠAIA] below, E-Φ across field, diademed and draped bust of Poppaea right, vis-à-vis laureate head of Nero left / [AOYIOΛ]A ANΘYΠATΩ AIXM[OKΛHΣ], PΩ-MA across field, turreted and draped bust of Roma right; [bee] below. RPC I 2629.18 (this coin); BMC 213-14; SNG Copenhagen 377; SNG München 118; Weber 5877. Near EF, green patina, chipping on edge, minor roughness and scratches.

From Group CEM. Ex Sternberg XXI (14 November 1988), lot 363; Münzen & Medaillen 41 (18 June 1970), lot 380.