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Sale: Nomos 6, Lot: 179. Estimate CHF550. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 May 2012. 
Sold For CHF950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Gytheion, Achaia. Plautilla, wife of Caracalla. 202-205. Assarion (Bronze, 22mm, 3.77 g 7). ΦΟΥΛΒΙΑ ΠΛΑΥΤΙΛΛΑ CΕΒ Draped bust of Plautilla to right, her hair in a bun at the back. Rev. ΓΥΘΕΑΤWΝ Apollo standing left, wearing long chiton and holding plectrum in his right hand and kithara with his left. BCD Peloponnesos 975 (this coin). NCP, N XX var. Extremely rare. An attractive example with a dark patina. Some uncleaned encrustations, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.

From the M Collection, and from the BCD Collection, LHS 96, 8 May 2006, 975, acquired from F. Kovacs in 1984 and found in the Levant.