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CNG 91, Lot: 692. Estimate $300.
Sold for $190. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JUDAEA, Sebaste. Commodus. AD 177-192. Æ (28mm, 13.31 g, 6h). Dated CY 215 (AD 190/1). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Kore standing right, holding long torch and grain ears. Rosenberger -; SNG ANS 1075 var. (distribution of ethnic, no L before date). Good VF, earthen green patina.

From Group CEM.

Meshorer (ANS catalogue) notes: “The actual statue of Kore depicted on this coin was found in the excavations of Sebaste and exhibited in the Rockefeller Museum, Jerusalem.”