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352, Lot: 357. Estimate $200.
Sold for $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Nicopolis Seleucidis. Philip I. AD 244-249. Æ Octassarion (27mm, 13.08 g, 6h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Two figures advancing left, heads right; to upper right, Eros flying right, holding torch; to lower right, H (mark of value) before half-length figure of river-god swimming right. R. Bland, “The coinage of Jotapian. Appendix: The coinage of Philip I from Nicopolis in Seleucia,” Essays Carson-Jenkins p. 205, 5 (same dies); Butcher 17 = BMC 3 var. (bust type, arrangement of rev. legend). Near VF, rough tan-brown patina. Very rare.

From the Dr. George Spradling Collection.