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Sale: Nomos 6, Lot: 149. Estimate CHF950. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 May 2012. 
Sold For CHF900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Philippi, Macedonia. Divus Marcus Aurelius. 180†. Diassarion (Bronze, 24mm, 9.53 g 6), after c. 180. DIVO MAR ANTONINO Radiate head of Marcus Aurelius to right Rev. C P Roma standing left, holding spear in her left hand and phiale in her right, sacrificing over a low altar to the left; all with the gate of Philippi, formed of two high round towers connected by a curved wall behind with three square turrets. M. Amandry, Le monnayage de la Res Publica Coloniae Philippensium, Stephanos Numismatikos, p.27, 10a. Very rare (perhaps one of only 4 examples known). Attractive, slightly rough olive green patina. Nearly extremely fine.

From the M Collection, from LHS Numismatics, 2004.