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Tarsos, Cilicia

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Cilicia, Tarsus, Commodus, 177-192 A.D.

AE 34, 19.79g. Bust of Commmodus to right wearing the crown and robes of the demiourgos. Rev. Decastyle neocorate temple(one of two in the city).; the name of Commodus on the lintel and eagle on the pediment. SNG Paris 1463. SNG Levante _. Green and brown patina with some encrustation on the obverse.

This temple for the Imperial cult has remains indicating that it was massive and constructed from Proconnesian(Marmara) marble. 

Provenance/Pedigrees:
Ex: LHS, Zurich, Auction 95, October 25, 2005, lot 825.
Ex: Nomos, Zurich, Auction 6, May 8, 2012, lot 157
Ex: J. P. Righetti collection 

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good Very Fine/about Extremely Fine $2,000.
Cilicia, Tarsos, Elagabalus, 218-222 A.D.

AE 31, 16.21g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. Crown of Cilicia with imperial portraits and prize crown on altar. SNG Levante 1078. Ziegler 722. Brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Gorny & Mosch, Online Auction 271, May 29, 2020, lot 834

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Very Fine $575.

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