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92, Lot: 83. Estimate $300.
Sold for $270. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Heliopolis. Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD. Æ 26mm (17.19 gm). Laureate head right / Frontal view of the temple of Jupiter Heliopolitanus with ten columns. BMC Galatia, etc. -; Lindgren III 1270; Price-Trell 705. VF, mottled dark green and red patina with some sandy highlights. Rare.

An excellent web site on Baalbek's (ancient Heliopolis) many ruins, including the remains of the temple of Jupiter Heliopolitanus.