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Sale: Nomos 6, Lot: 168. Estimate CHF450. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 May 2012. 
Sold For CHF800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Marcianopolis, Thrace. Caracalla. 198-217. Diassarion (Bronze, 25mm, 12.24 g 1), Julius Faustinianus, governor, c. 205-211. ΑΥΤ Μ ΑΡΗΛΙ ΑΝΤΟΝΕΙΝΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right, with long sideburns. Rev. Υ Ι ΦΑΥCΤΙΝΙΑΝΟΥ ΜΑΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ Agonistic table with legs ending in lion’s claws; on top, eagle, with head to left, standing facing on a Corinthian capital atop a small column; below, burning round altar. AMNG 620 ff., var. Rare. An attractive piece with an interesting reverse and a brown patina. About extremely fine.

From the M Collection, ex private purchase c. 2006.

The portrait on the obverse is really quite similar to Imperial issues made from c. 208/9 through 211, and must be dated within that period.