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CNG 91, Lot: 693. Estimate $300.
Sold for $475. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JUDAEA, Sepphoris (Diocaesarea). Trajan. AD 98-117. Æ (28mm, 15.72 g, 12h). TPAIANOΣ AVTO-KPATΩP EΔΩKEN, laureate head right / ΣEΠΦΩ/PHNΩN in two lines within wreath. Meshorer, City Coins, 87; SNG ANS 1086-7; Rosenberger 3. Good VF, attractive earthen green patina.

Trajan’s issues from Sepphoris all feature this remarkable obverse legend, which indicates that the emperor “gave” or “permitted” the coinage.