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CNG 103, Lot: 673. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Tiberius Gemellus(?). Caesar, AD 35-37. Æ (16mm, 2.91 g, 9h). Philadelphia (as Neocaesarea) in Lydia mint. Bare head right / Thunderbolt. LS 24 (under Tiberius Gemellus; same obv. die as illustration); RPC I 3017/1 (under Tiberius; same obv. die as illustration); Vagi 480 (under Tiberius Gemellus; same obv. die as illustration). Good VF, attractive dark green patina. Among the finest known. Rare.

From the Korwin Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 87 (18 May 2011), lot 841.

The attribution of this coin is complicated by the celator’s recutting of the single obverse die used to strike this issue. While it is possible that the letter traces could read CEBACTON, the authors of RPC note that this reading, as well as the identification with Tiberius Gemellus, is uncertain.