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Sale: Nomos 10, Lot: 124. Estimate CHF500. 
Closing Date: Sunday, 17 May 2015. 
Sold For CHF550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Caesarea, Cappadocia. Tranquillina, wife of Gordian III, 241-244. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 3.35 g 2), year 4 = 241 (regnal year of Gordian III). C V V Draped bust of Tranquillina to right, her hair held in a braid at the back of her head. Rev. C / Mt. Argaeus. Bland 70/1. Rare. An attractive, clear and well centered piece. Nearly extremely fine.

For the best discussion of these coins, see the note to lot 402 of Gemini 12 (2015).