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352, Lot: 260. Estimate $100.
Sold for $170. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THRACE, Bizya. Philip I, with Otacilia Severa. AD 244-249. Æ Tetrassarion (27mm, 11.89 g, 8h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip and draped bust of Otacilia Severa, wearing stephane, facing one another / Magna Mater (Cybele) seated left on throne, holding patera; below, lion crouching left. Cf. Jurukova 146/140 (same obv. die/same rev. die); Varbanov 1581 var. (obv. legend; same rev. die). VF, brown patina, some metal flaws and scratches.

From the Dr. George Spradling Collection. Ex Garth R. Drewry Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 110, 16 March 2005), lot 92; Almanzar 38 (9 September 1983), lot 138.