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Very Rare Oceanus Type

CNG 103, Lot: 590. Estimate $500.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHOENICIA, Tyre. Salonina. Augusta, AD 254-268. Æ (28mm, 13.75 g, 6h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Oceanus reclining left, wearing crab claws on head, holding oar in left hand, right hand reaching toward the Ambrosial rocks, from which water flows; murex above, [ω]KЄANOC in exergue. Rouvier 2570; BMC 497. VF, earthen green patina. Very rare. Only one other example of this type, for Valerian I, is in CoinArchives.