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CNG 103, Lot: 556. Estimate $300.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. Elagabalus, with Julia Maesa. AD 218-222. Æ Pentassarion (30mm, 13.57 g, 12h). Julius Antonius Seleucus, legatus consularis. Confronted busts of Elagabalus right, laureate, draped, and cuirassed, and Maesa left, draped and wearing stephane / Bonus Eventus standing left, holding patera and grain ears; Ǝ (mark of value) to left. H&J (R6, same dies as illustration); AMNG 949; Varbanov 1661 (R5, same dies as illustration). EF, green-brown patina, minor doubling on reverse.