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CNG 91, Lot: 614. Estimate $200.
Sold for $220. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ As (27mm, 14.21 g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; c/m: laurel branch within rectangular incuse / Large S•C; H below; all within laurel wreath. McAlee 536e; for c/m: Howgego 378. EF, attractive earthen green patina.

From Group CEM.

According to Howgego, the laurel branch countermark appears as an undertype on a Bar Kochba bronze, indicating that it was applied prior to AD 132-135.