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Triton XV, Lot: 1433. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $8500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Sidon. Julia Paula. Augusta, AD 219-220. Æ (30mm, 16.07 g, 6h). IVLIA PA-VLA AVG, draped bust right, wearing stephane / Cart of Astarte containing baetyl within center of zodiacal wheel; around, CO - [AV-R P-IA ME-TR?] - SI-DO divided by registers. Rouvier 1571; BMC - (but cf. 10 for rev. type on coin of Elagabalus). Good VF, mottled red, green, and brown patina, obverse corrosion. Rare astrological type.

From Group CEM. Ex John Work Garrett Collection (Part I, Numismatic Fine Arts & Leu, 16 May 1984), lot 852.