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Research Coins: Feature Auction

Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 809. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $480. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Tarsus. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Æ 36mm (24.24 gm). AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC CEB PP, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, holding shield decorated with gorgoneion and spear / TAPCOV MHTROPOLE AMK GB, Tyche of Tarsus seated left, holding pentastyle and tetrastyle neocorate temples. SNG Levante 1143 (this coin); SNG France -; BMC Lycaonia -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -. Good VF, dark green patina. Rare reverse type; the pentastyle temple is an engraver's blunder - an architectural impossibility. ($500)