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Sale: Nomos 9, Lot: 276. Estimate CHF750. 
Closing Date: Monday, 20 October 2014. 
Sold For CHF800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Philippopolis, Thrace. Elagabalus, 218-222. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 28mm, 19.36 g 1). ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to left, holding spear and with shield over his shoulder. Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩC ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΩC / ΝΕΩ ΚΟ - Ρ - ΟΥ Athlete, nude and with his hair tied into a knot at the back of his head, striding left but with his head turned to the right, holding a wreath in his right hand and a palm in his left. Varbarov 1690. Some areas flatly struck but an attractive piece with an impressive portrait. Nearly extremely fine.