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Bithynia, Nikomedia, Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 A.D.

AE 31, 17.28g. Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Aurelius to right. Rev. Galley under sail to left. RG 103var(beardless). RPC IV on-line 6090var. Rare Brown and green patina.


Ex: Leu, Zurich, Web Auction 8, June 29, 2019, lot 635

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Very Fine $1,750.
Pamphylia, Side, Gallienus, 253-268 A.D.

AE 10 assarion, 17.20g. 30mm. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right; I in field to right. Rev. Galley sailing to left; long branch with pomegranates to right. SNG BN 885(dies). BMC 116. The significance of the pomegranate branch on the reverse is that the fruit was the badge of Side and appears on its archaic coins. Dark brown and green patina withe some encrustation on the obverse.


Ex: CNG, Lancaster, PA, Auction 467, May 6, 2020, lot 275


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Very Fine/good Very Fine $750.
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Hadrian, 117-138 A.D. Galley reverse

AR Denarius, 3.55g. 19mm.  Rome, 121-123 A.D.   IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG. Laureate bust of Hadrian to right.  Rev. P M TR P COS III.  Galley to left.  RIC II.3. 525.  This coin has an incredibly detailed portrait of fine style as well as a superb reverse; attractive toning with underlying luster.

Ex: Classical Numismatic Auctions, NY, Auction IX, December 7, 1989, lot 416
Ex: Ried Redlich collection

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Mint State $6,500.

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