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352, Lot: 229. Estimate $100.
Sold for $190. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum. Commodus. AD 177-192. Æ Tetrassarion (24mm, 11.80 g, 6h). Caecilius Servilianus, legatus Augusti pro praetore provinciae Thraciae. Struck AD 188-192. Laureate head right / Hercules seated left on rock pile, resting hand upon club. CNG 90, lot 935 (same dies); otherwise unpublished in the standard references. Near VF, dark green patina. Extremely rare.

From the Dr. George Spradling Collection.

Though all the known issues of this magistrate refer to him as ἡγεμών and his name in introduced by the letters ‘HΓ(Є),’ this issue begins with ‘ЄΠI’ instead.