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CNG 91, Lot: 669. Estimate $300.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Berytus. Elagabalus. AD 218-222. Æ (30mm, 20.78 g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Astarte standing facing, left foot on prow of galley, holding trident and being crowned by Nike standing left on cippus; genii flanking; all within tetrastyle temple with shield in pediment and acroteria along roofline; below, two genii on dolphins facing central stairway above two cups or altars. Sawaya 1661 (D336/R683); Rouvier 573. Good VF, tan-brown patina. Attractive portrait.

From Group CEM.