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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 731. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $335. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GALATIA, Ancyra. Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ 29mm (14.53 g, 1h). Laureate and cuirassed bust left / Octastyle temple facing slightly right, viewed in perspective. Arslan, Ancyra -; cf. SNG France 2481 (for rev.); cf. SNG von Aulock 6175-6176 (for obv.; same obv. die). VF, dark brown surfaces. Unpublished type.

From the Alexandre de Barros Collection.

Head suggested that the temple is that of Rome and Augustus, site of the so-called Monumentum Ancyranum, the most complete extant example of the Res Gestae Divi Augusti.