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111, Lot: 77. Estimate $150.
Sold for $177. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Augusta. Trajan Decius. 249-251 AD. Æ 30mm (19.51 gm). Dated CY 229 (249/50 AD). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / AVGOVCTA-NWN ETO-V QKC, nude athlete seated on horizontal cippus, crowning himself with wreath; amphora with palm to right. SNG Levante 1252 (same dies); SNG France -. Near VF, sandy brown patina, a little rough. Unusual representation of the victor of an athletic contest.

From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Harlan J. Berk 106 (20 January 1999), lot 733.