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Sale: Nomos 6, Lot: 172. Estimate CHF1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 May 2012. 
Sold For CHF1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Pautalia, Thrace. Caracalla. 198-217. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 28mm, 16.74 g 1), c. 212-217. ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥ CΕΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. ΟΥΛΠΙΑC ΠΑΥΤΑΛΙΑC Agathodaemon serpent, quadruply coiled to left and with an elaborate, three-part, tail. Ruzicka 690 (but the serpent is bearded). A lovely coin with a splendid green and brown patina. Extremely fine.

From the M Collection, ex Triton X, 9 January 2007, 679.

For another version of this serpent, perhaps by the same die cutter, see the similar coin from Serdica, above lot 169.