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290, Lot: 244. Estimate $300.
Sold for $320. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THRACE, Perinthus. Severus Alexander. AD 222-235. Æ Medallion (38mm, 32.85 g, 1h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Seveus standing left on galley sailing left, raising right hand and holding scepter in left; to left stands Isis Pharia standing left, holding billowing sail; to right stands Serapis standing left, placing wreath on Severus’ head. Schönert, Perinthos 782 (same dies); Varbanov 460. Fine, dark grayish-brown surfaces, light smoothing. Rare.

From the R. D. Frederick Collection.