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CNG 91, Lot: 591. Estimate $200.
Sold for $120. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea-Eusebia. Gordian III. AD 238-244. Æ (25mm, 12.07 g, 6h). Dated RY 4 (AD 240/1). Laureate head right / Agalma of Mt. Argaeus set on altar inscribed ЄNTI; ЄT Δ (date) in exergue. Bland, Bronze 122/6 (this coin, illustrated); Sydenham, Caesarea Supp. 613h. Good VF, brown patina, pit on reverse. An attractive example.

From Group CEM. Ex Lanz 32 (29 April 1985), lot 746; Schweizerische Kreditanstalt 1 (22 April 1983), lot 410; Thomas O. Mabbott Collection (Schulman, 6 June 1969), lot 2411.

ЄNTI[XION] refers to the building of city walls around Caesarea, towers of which are depicted on some very rare tridrachms of Gordian from year 3 (see Bland, Last 13-14).

From the same obverse die as the previous lot.