Auction 73

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Ancient and World Coins

Su, 06.01.2019, from 05:00 PM CET
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Description

MYSIA. Germe. Caracalla (198-217). Ae Medallion. Kapitonos, strategos(?).

Obv: AVT M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC.
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ЄΠI C(TP)A KAΠITΩNOC ΠЄPΓA APX [?] / ΓЄPMHNΩN.
The First Labor of Herakles: Herakles right, wrestling Nemean Lion.

SNG von Aulock 7227.

The von Aulock example does not aid in the reading of the reverse legend. Kapitonos is known for other Severan coins from Germe, but additional names and/or titles are not. Extremely rare.

Condition: Near very fine.

Weight: 43.51 g.
Diameter: 44 mm.

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Starting price 400 EUR
Estimate 500 EUR
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