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Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 677. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Seleucia ad Calycadnum. Septimius Severus, with Julia Domna. 193-211 AD. Æ 31mm (16.18 gm). Confronted busts of Severus and Domna / Dionysus right in biga drawn by panthers and guided by Silenos, Dionysus wields a thyrsus as a spear, has a panther's skin draped over his outstretched arm, and pours wine from a cantharus. SNG Levante 738=SNG von Aulock 5826 (this coin). Good VF, rough dark green patina. ($300)

Ex von Aulock Collection, 5824.

This scene depicts the triumphant procession of Dionysos and his attendants, which took him to every corner of the world.