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Triton XV, Lot: 1390. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Ephesus. Macrinus. AD 217-218. Æ (35mm, 24.36 g, 6h). A-VT K M OΠЄΛ • CЄO-VH MAKPЄINOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery, wearing short beard / ЄΦЄCIΩN ΠPΩTΩN ACIAC, tetrastyle temple containing statue of emperor, togate and holding phiale in left hand; BΩTA in pediment; before, altar surrounded by five male figures, each with right hand raised in salute, and sacrificial bull. BMC 293 (same rev. die [obv. not plated]) = Price & Trell fig. 438; SNG München -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; Mionnet II 368. Good VF, brown patina. Extremely rare.

From Group CEM. Ex Sternberg XI (20 November 1981), lot 280.