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CNG 91, Lot: 555. Estimate $500.
Sold for $575. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Anazarbus. Volusian. AD 251-253. Æ (30mm, 14.71 g, 12h). Dated CY 270 (AD 251/2). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Serapis-Hades seated facing, extending hand towards Cerberus at side to left and holding scepter; ЄT OC (date) in exergue. Ziegler 786.1 (this coin); SNG France 2132 (same dies). VF, green patina, very minor roughness. Extremely rare - one of only two known to Ziegler with Serapis-Hades seated facing, and far superior to the other specimen in Paris.

Ex Kastner 10 (18 May 1976), lot 239.