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109, Lot: 95. Estimate $300.
Sold for $280. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THRACE, Philippopolis. Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. Æ 34mm (26.21 gm). Radiate and cuirassed bust right, viewed from the back / KENDREICEIA PVQIA EN FILIPPOPO- around, -POLI NEW/KORW in two lines in exergue, octastyle temple of the Imperial cult with shield in pediment. Varbanov 1445; Mouchmov 5435; cf. Price & Trell 108. Near VF, green patina, minor surface roughness.

From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Freeman & Sear 6 (6 October 2000), lot 409.

Struck to celebrate the Kendrisian-Pythian Games which were staged in honor of the Thracian god Kendrisos, who was equated with Apollo.