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412, Lot: 355. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Ephesos. T. Ampius T.f. Balbus. Proconsul, 58-57 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 12.10 g, 12h). Cistophoric type. Hermias and Kaiystrios, magistrates. Dated year 77 (58/7 BC). Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / Two serpents flanking tripod on which stands Apollo to left, holding branch in right hand, leaning left elbow on column; T · A–MPI · T · F/PRO–COS across upper field, OZ (date)/EΦE to left, torch to right, ЄPMIAC/KAIYCTPI[OC] below. Leschhorn, p. 585 = Stumpf 11; BMC 174; SNG Copenhagen 336; SNG von Aulock 1866; SNG Lewis 911; DCA 333. Good VF, toned, areas of flat strike.

Ex Roma E-Sale 12 (1 November 2014), lot 1130 (hammer £1600).