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Triton XV, Lot: 1402. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHRYGIA, Laodicea ad Lycum. Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ Medallion (37mm, 30.27 g, 6h). Aelius Pisoninus, magistrate. AVT KAI M AVP A-NTΩNЄINOC CЄB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / [ЄΠ]I AIΛ ΠЄI-CΩN-ЄINHC APX[...], Hygeia standing right, feeding serpent, facing Asclepius standing facing, head left, resting on serpent-entwined staff; between, small figure of Telesphorus facing on base; [Λ]ΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ Ν/[Ε]ΩΚΟΡΩΝ in exergue. Apparently unpublished, but see Stack’s Coin Galleries April 2010, lot 262 for another type of this otherwise unknown magistrate. Good VF, green patina with earthen highlights. Extremely rare.

From Group CEM. Ex Berk BBS [unnumbered – 20th Chicago International Coin Fair] (23 March 1995), no. 234.