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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 414

THESSALY, Magnetes. Julia Domna. Augusta, AD 193-217. Æ Assarion (16mm, 2.86 g, 12h).


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 414.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

Roman Provincial, Bronze

Estimate: $ 500

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THESSALY, Magnetes. Julia Domna. Augusta, AD 193-217. Æ Assarion (16mm, 2.86 g, 12h). ΙΟΥΛΙΑ down right, ΔΟΜΝΑ CЄ up left, draped bust of Julia Domna right / ΜΑΓΝΗΤω up left, Ν IOΛΚΙΑ down right, Artemis seated left on throne with low back, holding pomegranate (or phiale) in extended right hand. Franke, Αρτεμις, p. 62-64. See also Rogers 370, fig. 190 corr. [because of the pomegranate, Rogers interprets the rev. type as Aphrodite, but the inscription on the coin in his photograph says otherwise (BCD)]. Dark brown patina. Near VF. Very rare.

Ex BCD Collection (Triton XV, 3 January 2012), lot 433 (hammer $1300).

‘These small [a]ssaria with the reverse type of Artemis Iolkia have been explained in detail in Professor Franke’s publication of the first known (see above reference). Two years later, at the auction of Professor Mabbott’s collection, three more of these small coins appeared. Together with this Julia Domna coin, they are all that is known of these rarities and have ever appeared in the market, with the exception of the Franke coin that is duplicated here from a specimen of the same dies.” [BCD]

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 19 May 2021 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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