Auction 57


Lot 435 Bookmark

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Estimate:
1'000 EUR
Price realized:
3'750 EUR

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PHRYGIA. Apamea. Philip I the Arab (244-249). Ae. M. Aur. Alexandros, second archon.

Obv: AVT K IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC AVΓ.
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ЄΠ M AVP AΛЄZANΔP / OV B APXI AΠAMЄΩN.
Two scenes relating to Noah'a Ark: On right, ark inscribed NΩe and floating on water, containing half-length standing figures of Noah and Naamah (Noah's wife) facing; two land-seeking birds above; on left, Noah and Naamah standing left upon dry land, raising hands in supplication.

SNG von Aulock 3510; BMC 182; Solidus 9, lot 333; Gemini V, lot 295.

An extremely rare and important type, featuring the biblical story of Noah and the ark.

Condition: Very fine, cleaning marks.

Weight: 18.00 g.
Diameter: 36 mm.

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