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352, Lot: 356. Estimate $100.
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SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Nicopolis Seleucidis. Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ (25mm, 12.22 g, 8h). Laureate head right; countermark: Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm frond / Draped bust of Dionysos right, wearing panther skin; thyrsos over shoulder. Butcher 9; SNG Copenhagen –; BMC –; Howgego 263 (for countermark). Near VF, dark green patina under thick earthen encrustation. Rare.

From the Dr. George Spradling Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 178 (12 December 2007), lot 81.