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Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 695. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Tarsus. Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD. Æ 38mm (22.24 gm). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / The Tyche of Tarsus seated left, river god at her feet, being offering wreaths by the Tychai of Cilicia, Isauria, and Lycaonia. SNG Levante 1023=SNG von Aulock 6001 (this coin). Good VF, weak strike on high points, dark green patina. ($750)

Ex von Aulock Collection, 6001.

Rare medallic bronze, honoring Tarsos as the chief city (Metropolis) of the three districts of Cilicia: Cilicia proper, Isauria, and Lycaonia.