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91000653
CNG 91, Lot: 653. Estimate $500.
Sold for $525. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Heliopolis. Divus Septimius Severus. Died AD 211. Æ (24mm, 11.63 g, 12h). DIVO SEVHPO, laureate and draped bust right / Aerial view of the temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus Heliopolitanus; I O M H above, COL HEL below. Sawaya 425-7 var. VF, dark green patina, earthen deposits.


From Group CEM. Ex Leu 54 (28 April 1992), lot 270.

Both dies appear to be unrecorded in Sawaya’s recent study, although the condition of some of the plated reverse dies is poor and makes a die match difficult. In any case, only three specimens with the obverse legend DIVO SEVHPO were recorded, all from the same obverse die and paired with dies with COL HL below the temple.