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Sale: Nomos 6, Lot: 154. Estimate CHF450. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 May 2012. 
Sold For CHF1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Tomis, Lower Moesia. Commodus. 177-192. Diassarion (Bronze, 22mm, 7.76 g 7), c. 177-180. ΑΥΤ Κ Λ ΑΥΡ ΚΟΜΟΔΟC Laueate, draped and cuirassed bust of the youthful Commodus to right. Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠ ΠΟΝΤΟΥ ΤΟΜΕΩC Asklepios standing left, leaning on his serpent entwined staff; in field to right, Β. Cf. CNG 88, 721 (same obverse die). Attractive, dark blackish green patina. A beautifully preserved example with a fine portrait. Extremely fine.

From the M Collection, ex La Galerie Numismatique Lausanne, November 2004, 407.