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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 703. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CORINTHIA, Corinth. Commodus. AD 177-192. Æ 18mm (4.58 g, 11h). Laureate head right / Pharus; to left, galley under sail left. BCD Corinth 823/825 (obv./rev.; same dies); SNG Copenhagen 357. VF, black-green patina, rough. Very rare.

From the Alexandre de Barros Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 45 (18 March 1998), lot 847.

Located at the southern end of the isthmus bearing its name, the city of Corinth was served by two ports. Cenchreae, the eastern port, was located in the Saronic Gulf and served shipping from Athens and points east, while Lechaeum was the city’s western port, located in the Gulf of Corinth.