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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 1025. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $1440. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

VABALATHUS. 270-272 AD. Antoninianus (3.48 gm). Antioch or Emisa mint. Struck early 272 AD. IM C VHABALATHVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / IVENVS AVG, Hercules standing right, leaning on club and holding apples; lion's skin draped over arm; star in left field. RIC V 4; MIR 47, 359a0 and pg. 66 (Antioch mint); H. Seyrig, "Vabalathus Augustus," Mélanges Offerts à K. Micalowski, pp. 659-662 (Emisa mint); cf. R.A.G. Carson, "Antoniniani of Zenobia," in QT VII (1978) pp. 223-224; Cohen 4. Good VF, dark olive patina with some lighter highlights. Extremely rare. ($1000)