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91000659

Extraordinary Abila

CNG 91, Lot: 659. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Decapolis. Abila. Elagabalus. AD 218-222. Æ (33mm, 10.09 g, 12h). Dated CY 281 (AD 218). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust rght / Flaming altar within hexastyle temple with central arch, pediment surmounted by figure of Nike, and two flanking towers with arched doors and window; ΑΠ-C (date) above. Spijkerman 21; SNG ANS 1128. Good VF, dark green patina with earthen highlights. An exceptionally detailed reverse.