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Sale: Nomos 6, Lot: 169. Estimate CHF700. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 May 2012. 
Sold For CHF1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Serdica, Thrace. Caracalla. 198-217. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 30mm, 15.20 g 1), c. 215-217. ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ CΕΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC Laureate and bearded head of Caracalla to right. Rev. ΟΥΛΠΙΑC CΕΡΔΙΚΗC Agathodaemon serpent, quadruply coiled to left. Ruzicka, Serdica, 362. A very attractive example, with a fine green patina. Extremely fine.


From the M Collection, ex Gorny & Mosch 133, 11 October 2004, 312.

Agathodaemon was the good spirit who, among other things, protected vineyards. Serdica, modern Sofia, was a particularly important Roman and Byzantine city, famous for its elegance.