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Sale: Nomos 6, Lot: 178. Estimate CHF950. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 May 2012. 
Sold For CHF950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Tarsus, Cilicia. Caracalla. 198-217. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 31mm, 16.26 g 6), c. 214-217. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡ CΕΥΗΡ[ΟC ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC] CΕΒ Π Π Laureate and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΑΝΤΩΝΙΑΝΗC CΕΟΥΗΡ....... ΤΑΡCΟΥ ΜΚΑ /ΓΒ Triptolemos, sowing grain with his right hand and holding a grain sack in his left, standing right in car drawn by two serpents to right. SNG Levante 1049 (this coin). SNG Paris 1509-1510 (same obverse die). A rare and most interesting piece of fine style. Dark green patina. Good very fine.

From the M Collection, and from the collection of E. Levante, Triton VII, 12 January 2004, 803.