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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 1064. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. Valerian I. 253-260 AD. Æ 28mm (13.04 gm). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / "Dido building Carthage" - Dido standing left holding sceptre and cubit rule; to the left a mason working on the top of a gateway, below a man digging with a pick. J. Rouvier, "Numismatique des villes de la Phénicie: Tyr," JIAN (1904), pg. 99, 2501; Babelon, Les Perses, 2316. Good VF, dark brown patina under a dusty earthen encrustation. Rare and interesting. ($750)